Parents of Oscar Pistorius murdered girlfriend respond brutally to talk request

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp have responded angrily to Oscar Pistorius' bid for parole, stating they want him to serve his full sentence.

The convicted murderer is eligible to be considered for an early release from prison after serving half of his sentence.

Pistorius is going through the process which must be undertaken to achieve this and part of it has involved him sending a letter to June and Barry Steenkamp.

One of the upcoming stages will be a face-to-face meeting as part of South Africa's victim-offender dialogue policy.

The Steenkamps want to talk to Pistorius, but believe he has not yet paid for his actions.

Reeva's mother June told Good Morning Britain: "He’s shown no remorse and he would only show remorse I think if it contributes to his getting out of jail.

"He must serve whatever his full time, in my eyes, he still must pay for what he’s done. And that’s what we’re expecting.

"Sorry is not enough in any case. It’s not enough for losing her life, her future was ahead of her. Now she has no wedding, we have no grandchildren and she never would have her wedding dress.

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"She had nothing. He took everything away from her and us and that is something that is important to me, the things that she would never have had.

"I forgave him through God because I believe in God. I’m a Christian and I had to. God was asked to forgive him, but it doesn’t mean that he hasn’t got to pay for what he’s done. He showed no remorse, and we don’t believe the story.

"We don’t believe the story that he gave. We don’t know how it came to that. We want the truth."

Pistorius has maintained he thought Reeva was an intruder when he shot and killed his then-girlfriend.

It was previously believed he would be eligible for parole sometime in 2023, so his letter is said to have come as surprise.

Barry added: “One day I would like to talk to Oscar, man to man.

"I’d like to talk to him, June and myself we feel there are still a lot of things to come out of this story and we’re hoping that Oscar will tell us the truth, and that’s the reason why I’m the one who would like to speak to Oscar.

“I would like to have a chat to him one day and we’ll see how it goes from there.”

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