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Reeva wouldn't want me to waste my life in jail - Pistorius

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Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp pictured at the 2012 Feather Awards.
Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp pictured at the 2012 Feather Awards.
Lucky Nxumalo, AFP

Johannesburg - Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has said he believes his late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp would want him to devote his life to charity rather than be sent back to prison for killing her.

The Paralympian athlete, who is awaiting a jail sentence for murdering Steenkamp in 2013, told British broadcaster ITV that he did not kill his partner intentionally.

"I don't want to go back to jail. I don't want to have to waste my life sitting there," he said in footage released ahead of his first television interview, which will be screened on Friday.

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