Oscar Pistorious, behind bars for the homicide of his girlfriend, is about to satisfy together with her father in an try at being launched early from jail, in response to a brand new report.
The Sun revealed Saturday that the Olympics sprinter– serving a more than 13-year sentence for killing mannequin Reeva Steenkamp in 2013 — will “quickly” converse with Barry Steenkamp in a South African authorized process that might trigger him to be launched on parole.
It’s unclear from the report when precisely the assembly is scheduled to happen.
The 35-year-old South African, who has served half of his sentence, was as a consequence of additionally meet Reeva’s mom, June, who in response to The Sun has forgiven her daughter’s killer.
However, the Steenkamps’ lawyer, Tania Koen, advised the outlet, “At this second, it’s a no from June.”
In 2018, Steenkamp’s mom mentioned she had forgiven Pistorius — however nonetheless wished him punished.
The double-amputee Paralympic gold medalist in 2013 blasted Steenkamp, a 29-year-old mannequin and reality-TV star, via a toilet door inside his dwelling in Pretoria, South Africa.
The prosecution alleged that Pistorius, who beforehand earned worldwide acclaim as a double-amputee runner, deliberately shot his girlfriend 4 occasions after the couple had an argument on Valentine’s Day. But Pistorius claimed he wakened and fired off the bullets as a result of he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder.
Pistorius, who ran throughout the 2012 Olympics on carbon-fiber operating blades, was initially convicted of manslaughter in 2014, however that conviction was overturned and changed with a homicide conviction.
In late 2020, Pistorius’ longtime friend said that he was begging for her household’s forgiveness.
“I need to inform them I’m sorry,” he mentioned, in response to pal Bill Schroder.
A prosecutor said in 2014 that the previous runner provided $34,000 to Steenkamp’s household after he killed her, however they turned it down as a result of they didn’t need to settle for “blood cash.”