Jailed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius sends parents of girlfriend he murdered 'distressing' letter as he bids to be freed on parole

Jailed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius sends parents of girlfriend he murdered 'distressing' letter as he bids to be freed on parole



Jailed South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has sent an 'emotionally distressing' letter to the parents of his murdered girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in a bid to be freed on parole.


Pistorius, 34, has been eligible for parole since July after he was convicted of murder for shooting model Ms. Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet door at his home in Pretoria, South Africa, on Valentine's Day 2013.


The Paralympic gold medalist sent her parents June and Barry Steenkamp a letter as part of South Africa's 'restorative justice' parole process whereby prisoners must take responsibility for their actions.






Their lawyer, Tania Koen, told the Mirror: 'I cannot divulge the contents of that letter.



'It was quite emotionally distressing for them. They did not know it was coming and it was sent to me by his attorney.'Latest Post
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