Steenkamp’s father speaks out on killing
The father of Oscar Pistorius’s slain girlfriend told a South African newspaper that the athlete will have to “live with his conscience” if he is lying about how he killed her.
The Afrikaans-language Beeld newspaper quoted Barry Steenkamp on Saturday as saying Pistorius will “suffer” if his assertion that he shot 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp accidentally is false.
“It doesn’t matter how much money he has and how good his legal team is, he will have to live with his conscience if he allows his legal team to lie for him,” Steenkamp said. “But if he is telling the truth, then perhaps I can forgive him one day. If it didn’t happen the way he said it did, he must suffer, and he will suffer . . . . Only he knows.”
Pistorius was released on bail Friday. He is charged with premeditated murder in the Feb. 14 fatal shooting of his girlfriend.