Why did Oscar Pistorius do this, questions girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's mom
June Steenkamp, Reeva Steenkamp's mother, told The Times in a front page interview published today: "Why? Why my little girl? Why did this happen? Why did he do this?"
"Just like that she is gone," the newspaper quoted her as saying in what it described as an emotional telephone interview. "In the blink of an eye and a single breath, the most beautiful person who ever lived is no longer here."
Pistorius, who remains in custody in a red-brick, one-story police station in Pretoria, is set to return to court tomorrow for the start of his bail hearing. It will be
the first opportunity for the prosecution to describe evidence police gathered against the 26-year-old double-amputee runner and the reasons why he was charged with murder. Prosecutors allege the killing was premeditated.
Pistorius' family denies he committed murder though they have not addressed whether he shot her. When word first emerged about the killing there was speculation in the local media that Steenkamp had been mistaken for an intruder in Pistorius' home. Police have said that was not something they were considering.
In an email to The Associated Press today, Pistorius' longtime track coach, who was yet to comment, said he believes the killing was an accident.
"I pray that we can all, in time, come through this challenging situation following
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