Pistorius families in comp talks
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.