Steenkamp’s fa­ther speaks out on killing

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

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.

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