Pis­to­rius fam­i­lies in comp talks

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THE fam­i­lies of Os­car Pis­to­rius and the girl­friend he is ac­cused of mur­der­ing are in talks over com­pen­sa­tion for her death.

Dup de Bruyn, a lawyer for the fam­ily of Reeva Steenkamp, said that rep­re­sen­ta­tives of both are in con­tact, but re­fused to give any fur­ther de­tails.

The talks are pos­si­bly over an out-of-court set­tle­ment that would com­pen­sate Miss Steenkamp’s par­ents for her shoot­ing death.

South Africa’s Times news­pa­per re­ported that lawyers for Pis­to­rius were “des­per­ately try­ing” to ne­go­ti­ate a set­tle­ment be­fore the ath­lete’s crim­i­nal trial in March.

It said that the Steenkamps are seek­ing around £190,000.

Miss Steenkamp ap­par­ently gave fi­nan­cial help to her par­ents, Barry and June.

She was killed by Pis­to­rius on Fe­bru­ary 14, with pros­e­cu­tors in­dict­ing the dou­bleam­putee Olympian on a charge of pre­med­i­tated mur­der on Mon­day.

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