Oscar Pistorius shot lifeless his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp intentionally, her mother and father stated, forward of an attraction listening to through which prosecutors are in search of to overturn a South African courtroom ruling that the athlete was not responsible of homicide. Pistorius says he believed an intruder was inside the toilet cubicle.
Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa’s custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners.
In a TV interview, Barry & June Steenkamp revealed that they were not ready to speak to Pistorius, and that his act had ruined their lives.
“How can it be for the life of my daughter, 10 months be enough?”
June Steenkamp added: “Why didn’t he just let her walk away?” They argue Pistorius should have recognized when he fired that the individual behind the door could possibly be killed, even when he didn’t comprehend it was Steenkamp.
Asked if Reeva Steenkamp’s bag was packed the night she was killed in February 2013, June said “Yes”.
Prosecutors have appealed, seeking a murder conviction instead.
“It is not finished – not finished by a long way – and I can only give you my feelings after the final verdict”, he said. The appeal hearing is to set to begin in November.
“He got angry, she went off to the toilet, locked herself inside, and then him pulling out the gun and shooting”.
He is reported to have said that people heard screams and when Pistorius realised what had happened, “he couldn’t stop”.
“The board has four months within which to deal and decide on the matter”, said Mhaga.
“All I want you [Pistorius] to realise is that you have ruined our lives”. You have taken her life, her possible marriage or having a baby.
Justice Minister Michael Masutha blocked his release because he said the decision was made without legal basis – an intervention the Pistorius family said left them “shocked and disappointed”.
Pistorius had been convicted last October of culpable homicide a charge equivalent to manslaughter over the killing of Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013.