Oscar Pistorius to Meet the Parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing

Oscar Pistorius is preparing to meet the parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing. The 35-year-old former Paralympian has been moved 750 miles to another prison for a meeting with the family of the girlfriend he shot dead on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

Oscar Pistorius to Meet the Parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing
Oscar Pistorius to meet the parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing Oscar Pistorius is preparing to meet the parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing. The 35-year-old former Paralympian has been moved 750 miles to another prison for a meeting with the family of the girlfriend he shot dead on Valentine’s Day in 2013. Pistorius is close to winning parole but must first give Barry Steenkamp, 78, and his 74-year-old wife June a chance to ask him about his crime. The meeting was fixed after Pistorius wrote to the couple in October in what is thought to be his first contact with them since his trial. The Steenkamps told their lawyer, Tania Koen, that the letter coming out of the blue was like ‘ripping a Band-Aid’ off a wound. But they have decided it represented an opportunity to finally get the truth from Pistorius. He has been serving his sentence of 13 years and five months at the ‘comfy’ Atteridgeville Correctional Centre in Pretoria. Miss Steenkamp’s father, who has been treated for a heart condition, said the journey there would have been too long and Pistorius has been brought to the St Albans Correctional Centre a 15-minute drive from their home in Port Elizabeth.