Steenkamps consider civil claim against Oscar

2013-03-08 17:46

The parents of murdered model Reeva Steenkamp are considering a civil claim against Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, a family lawyer has said.

“The nature and the extent of the relief to be sought [by Barry and June Steenkamp] still has to be determined,” attorney Mike Venter said today.

Pistorius stands accused of murdering Steenkamp in his Pretoria home on Valentine’s Day.

In an affidavit submitted as part of his bail application, Pistorius said he thought he was shooting at an intruder, through a closed bathroom door.

He was granted R1 million bail on February 22.

Steenkamp was cremated in a private ceremony in Port Elizabeth on February 19.

Pistorius’ next court appearance is on June 4.

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