'It Didn't Add Up' - Reeva Steenkamp's Family Speak Out Following Pistorius Verdict
The parents of model Reeva Steenkamp have said they are "shocked and disappointed" following today's verdict in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius.
The athlete was yesterday cleared of the premeditated murder of girlfriend Reeva at his home on February 14th 2013, with Judge Mesipa subsequently finding Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in her verdict.
The court heard that there was a lack of evidence to suggest the double-amputee had planned the tragic killing and he will now be sentenced in mid-October.
This evening, Reeva's parents Barry and June Steenkamp said that they had been left disappointed by the verdict.
"You know your heart drops because you just want the truth. It’s going in the wrong direction, that’s how you feel. (We) couldn't even look. (We) didn’t want to see him. They were jubilant. I can’t share that," they said.
"It’s a funny thing to say or a thing a person shouldn’t say, to see a man there with the status that he had, in the world, to see somebody standing there so pathetic. You actually feel deep down, you know, he could have been prevented. You actually feel sorry for him. I understand that he is sorry he’s done it and this and that. As I said, there is still something missing. I think there was more to the whole story, you know, coming up to the actual shooting, the killing. I feel there is a lot more to it. I only wish that the true, true story will come out one day."