Hospi­tal stay for Pis­to­rius

Townsville Bulletin - - WORLD -

SOUTH African ath­lete Os­car Pis­to­rius had to be taken to hospi­tal from prison, where he is serv­ing a six- year sen­tence for mur­der­ing his girl­friend.

“He’s fine now,” Pis­to­rius spokesman Johan van Wyk said yes­ter­day.

Mr Van Wyk said South African me­dia re­ports that the for­mer track star and con­victed mur­derer had a sus­pected heart at­tack in jail were un­true.

Pis­to­rius, the dou­ble- am­putee Olympic run­ner who is serv­ing a six- year prison term for the 2013 mur­der of then girl­friend Reeva Steenkamp, was taken to the hospi­tal in Pre­to­ria and stayed overnight for ob­ser­va­tion.

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