Former Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius (36) must remain in prison. The competent court in South Africa rejected a parole request from the imprisoned 36-year-old, as reported by media around the world, such as CNN.

The ex-sprinter was initially sentenced to five years and five months in prison for manslaughter, after several revocations by the public prosecutor’s office after he shot his partner Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, 2013. In August next year, Pistorius could submit another application for parole, according to the prison authority.

Last February it became known that Pistorius was trying to get an early release from prison. Much to the annoyance of the victim’s family. At least after he allegedly refused to admit to the Steenkamp family that he shot Reeva on purpose during a meeting in prison, according to Mail Online.

Pistorius stuck to his story that he thought it was a burglar he shot through the bathroom door. “After all these years, we’re still waiting for him to admit that he did it out of anger. That’s all we wanted,” the victim’s father is quoted as saying by the newspaper. “He should stay in prison,” he said.