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Reeva Steenkamp's mum: Pistorius is 'pathetic figure'

The mother of Reeva Steenkamp, the model shot dead by Oscar Pistorius, has written about how she felt when the Blade Runner apologised in court - an apology she was "unmoved" by and which she said put her in "an awkward position".

June and Barry Steenkamp, the parents of killed Reeva Steenkamp. Credit: Reuters

Pistorius was jailed for five years for killing Steenkamp, but he could be out of prison in 10 months.

In an extract from June Steenkamp's book, Reeva: A Mother's Story, published in the Times Magazine, June Steenkamp describes Pistorius, 27, as a "pathetic figure".

He was in the box trying to save his own skin after he had killed my daughter and I was sitting in that courtroom wanting to hear the factual truth, not to see emotions cloud the truth.

– June Steenkamp

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