‘I’M SORRY’ Killer Athlete Oscar Pistorius Pleads for Forgiveness from Girlfriends Family

KILLER athlete Oscar Pistorius has made a heartfelt plea for forgiveness of his victim girlfriends family — saying: “I want to tell them I’m sorry.”

Paralympian Pistorius, who was jailed for 15 years for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has told a close friend he is desperate to have his apology accepted by her parents. His friend, ex-headteacher Bill Schroder, 76, said the blade runner has given up exercise, started smoking, grown a big beard and has now turned to God.

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                  June and Barry Steenkamp, parents of the late Reeva Steenkamp at the trial. image: Twitter

Bill, who has visited him four times in jail, said: “What he really, really wants is forgiveness. I said to him that if he had killed my daughter I doubt I would forgive him. He is more concerned about forgiveness than actually getting out on parole. In fact, he has a real fear about getting parole as he knows they’ll be a backlash.”

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   Model Reeva Steenkamp died after being shot by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius in a locked toilet cubicle. image: Twitter

Pistorius, now 33. gunned down model Reeva, 29, in their bathroom in Pretoria, South Africa, on Valentine’s Day 2013. She had gone to the bathroom and Pistorius claimed he woke in their bed and opened fire believing she was a burglar. The judge at the time had allowed cameras in the courtroom, unheard of then in South African courts, the trial attracted millions of viewers from across the world.

Where is he now?

In December 2017, Oscar Pistorius filed papers to appeal the increased sentence and have his previous six-year sentence reinstated. In March 2018, Pistorius’ appeal was denied- he is not eligible for parole until at least 2023.

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Tony Winterburn

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