Oscar Pistorius is up for parole nearly eight years after the death of Reeva Steenkamp.
After serving half of his murder sentence, Oscar Pistorius is eligible for parole considering the Steenkamp family meeting takes place.
At this point, it has not been confirmed if the family wants to contest his parole hearing but has previously expressed that they would like to challenge Pistorius on the reason why he shot their daughter.
Reeva shot in the early hours of the morning
Miss Reeva Steenkamp, a model and law graduate was shot in the early hours on Valentine’s day in 2013. Oscar Pistorius claimed that he was under the impression a dangerous intruder was in their home and continued to shoot four times at the locked bathroom door, fatally shooting Reeva Steenkamp.
In previous court hearings, the parents of Reeva expressed that they want Pistorius to pay for his crime. The family is distraught by the news of an early release.
Oscar Pistorius as a ‘red flag’
At this time, Oscar Pistorius will only be considered for parole after he meets with the Steenkamp parents.
Among other things, Oscar has been sentenced to jail for 13 years and five months.
According to the lawyer of the Steenkamp family, the parole board had been due to discuss Pistorius’ release in late October, but “because certain requirements were not met” the process was halted. It’s unclear when it will resume.
While Reeva and Oscar made a good couple to many, friends and family have expressed red flags to Reeva. In older exchanged messages, Reeva explained to Oscar that she’s scared of how he snapped at her sometimes. Rumour has it, Oscar’s name wasn’t good in the streets.
The parents of Reeva have only spoken to Oscar once during the time of their three-month-long relationship. One of which was at a time after Oscar frightened Reeva by driving too fast.
Time will only tell how the victim-offender dialogue will go.