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Oscar Pistorius Set To Meet Reeva Steenkamp's Dad In Bid For Freedom

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Oscar Pistorius Set To Meet Reeva Steenkamp's Dad In Bid For Freedom

Oscar Pistorius who fatally shot his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp nine years ago is set to meet with her father in a bid for freedom.

The Paralympian who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games was put behind bars for shooting Steenkamp through a toilet door on Valentine's Day back in 2013.

Despite insisting that he mistook his former girlfriend for a robber, he was convicted of murder and sentenced to 13 years and five months in prison.

Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp nine years ago. Credit: Alamy
Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp nine years ago. Credit: Alamy
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However, after serving half his sentence, he is now eligible for parole, reports Daily Mail.

The 35-year-old is now set for talks with Reeva's father, Barry Steenkamp, which is potentially part of a process that could help fight his case for an early release.

As part of South Africa's victim-offender dialogue policy, if Barry is pleased with the outcome of the talks, Pistorius could get time knocked off his sentence.

Tania Koen, the Steenkamps' lawyer, said: "They (Barry and June) feel that Reeva has got a voice. They are Reeva's voice, and they owe it to their beloved daughter."

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The 35-year-old is now set for talks with Reeva's father, Barry Steenkamp. Credit: Alamy
The 35-year-old is now set for talks with Reeva's father, Barry Steenkamp. Credit: Alamy

Last year Pistorius wrote the family a letter when he became eligible for parole, to which Barry was 'dumbfounded' by.

He said: "June (Barry's wife) and myself, we were dumbfounded.

"I think the letter was sent to us to do with the parole that is coming up and yes, it's only June and I and our lawyer that has seen what has been written in it and we've kept quiet and we don't want to push it out to anyone as to what was said. We might let people know at a later stage but not now, what was written by Oscar.

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"One day I would like to talk to Oscar, man to man.

"I'd like to talk to him, June and myself we feel there are still a lot of things to come out of this story and we're hoping that Oscar will tell us the truth, and that's the reason why I'm the one who would like to speak to Oscar.

"I would like to have a chat to him one day and we'll see how it goes from there."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy
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Pistorius' old school teacher Bill Schroder told the Sun: "What he really, really wants is forgiveness.

"I said to him that if he had killed my daughter I doubt I would forgive him.

"He is more concerned about forgiveness than actually getting out on parole.

"In fact, he has a real fear about getting parole as he knows they'll be a backlash."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: World News

Anish Vij
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