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Father of Reeva Steenkamp says Pistorius will ‘suffer’ if he’s lying

Barry Steenkamp said that he might be able to forgive the Olympian one day if he is telling the truth.

Oscar Pistorius in court yesterday.
Oscar Pistorius in court yesterday.
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THE FATHER OF Oscar Pistorius’ slain girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, has told a South African newspaper that the athlete will have to “live with his conscience” if he is lying about how he killed her.

In its Saturday edition, the Afrikaans-language Beeld newspaper quotes Barry Steenkamp as saying Pistorius will “suffer” alone if his assertion that he accidentally shot 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp is false.

Barry Steenkamp says he might be able to forgive Pistorius one day if the double-amputee Olympian is telling the truth.

Pistorius was released on bail yesterday. He is charged with premeditated murder in the Valentine’s Day slaying of his girlfriend.

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