Oscar Pistorius trial: Reeva Steenkamp’s East Lancashire mum to attend trial (From Burnley and Pendle Citizen)
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Oscar Pistorius trial: Reeva Steenkamp’s East Lancashire mum to attend trial
10:54am Friday 14th February 2014 in News
THE East Lancashire mother of Oscar Pistorius’s girlfriend will attend the double-amputee Olympian’s murder trial in South Africa next month.
Reeva Steenkamp’s family said in a statement that her mother, June, who was brought up in Blackburn, and ‘other family members’ will be at the trial in Pretoria, which starts on March 3.
No members of Ms Steenkamp’s immediate family have attended any of the previous legal hearings.
Ms Steenkamp was shot dead by Pistorius on February 14 last year. The world-famous athlete denies murder.
The Steenkamp family’s statement added that ‘all we are looking for is closure and to know that our daughter did not suffer on that tragic Valentine’s Day’.
The family released the statement ‘as the first anniversary of our beloved daughter’s death approaches’.