'It was definitely him': Katie Price on the messages she received from Oscar Pistorius during his trial

By Almari Wessels
26 May 2016

She a famous British topless model who’s never shied away from controversy. Now Katie Price has dropped a new bombshell: Oscar Pistorius apparently sent her personal Twitter messages during his 2014 murder trial.

She's a famous British topless model who’s never shied away from controversy. Now Katie Price has dropped a new bombshell: Oscar Pistorius apparently sent her personal Twitter messages during his 2014 murder trial.

In a panel discussion on women who fall in love with serial killers, aired on the British TV chat show Loose Women, the former Page 3 girl revealed that the world famous Paralympic athlete – who was on trial in 2014 for the murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp – sent messages directly to Katie to thank her for “her support”.

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“I’m so fascinated by the human brain and what makes people want to kill. That would be my absolute dream job – to interview serial killers and get into their mind,” Katie said before confirming that the bladerunner had contacted her during his sensational trial in the Pretoria high court.

“He did, he started messaging me during his case when all the media stuff was going on, before the verdict. It got to a point where I thought actually I don’t want to message, because I don’t want to cross that barrier where I have dialogue with him.

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“I’d mentioned him in a column I did for a magazine and it started from there,” the thrice-married former reality TV star added.

“He started thanking me and I said, is this really him? My brother said, look at your messages, and it was verified, it was definitely him.”

Katie believes she wasn’t prejudiced in her column; she just wrote that people shouldn’t judge and leave it up to the court to decide Oscar’s fate.

Judge Thokozile Masipa eventually found Oscar guilty of manslaughter, but at the end last year the appeal court in Bloemfontein rejected her judgment and convicted the bladerunner of murder. He’s due to reappear in the Pretoria high court on 13 June for sentencing.

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