Friday was another tense day in the Oscar Pistorius murder case.
All week, a judge in Pretoria has been listening to the defense and prosecution argue over whether or not the double-amputee track star should be granted bail.
Friday, Judge Desmond Nair finally delivered his verdict.
Ultimately, Nair said, the prosecution failed to establish Pistorius as a flight risk — or that he’s too violent to be out on bail.
He released Pistorius on bail, set at one million rand, or about $113,000.
Pistorius was also ordered to stay away from witnesses and from his house — where he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Rian Malan is a writer based in Johannesburg, best known for his memoir “My Traitor’s Heart,” which focuses on racial relations in South Africa.
He says public opinion about Pistorius has shifted over the past couple of days.