South African Olympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, in prison for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, may soon meet her parents as part of the process leading to parole being considered, officials say.
He is eligible for possible release after having served half his sentence. But he first has to take part in what is called “restorative justice.” Pistorius shot Steenkamp dead in 2013 saying he mistook her for a burglar at his home in the capital, Pretoria, reports the BBC.
The 34-year-old fired four times through a locked toilet door. In 2014, at the conclusion of a trial that was followed around the world, he was given a five-year term for manslaughter.
But Pistorius was found guilty of murder on appeal in 2015 and the sentence was later increased to 13 years and five months. In a statement, South Africa’s department of correctional services said it was talking to the Steenkamp family about a possible meeting.