The mother of Reeva Steenkamp says it would be far too early to release Oscar Pistorius from prison after reports suggested the Paralympian could become a free man in August due to good conduct.
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The 28-year-old was fond guilty of culpable homicide and was sentenced to five years’ prison for killing his Steenkamp on February 14, 2013.
According to AFP, Pistorius is now waiting on prison authorities to grant him an early release in August, meaning he would have spent just 10 months in jail.
June Steenkamp told South Africa’s Sunday Times newspaper that she was having “nightmares” over her daughter’s death and slammed the possibility of Pistorius being granted a conditional release just 10 months into this sentence.
“I don’t think it is long enough for somebody who has caused somebody’s death,” Steenkamp is quoted as saying by AFP.
“Surely her life is worth more than 10 months’ incarceration?
“He’s taken something so precious out of our lives. Her life is gone.
“All I could think about was her in that toilet and that she couldn’t move.
“She couldn’t get out of the way. She was trapped in there. She was suffering. She was in pain and agony.
“Her brains all over… I’ve had nightmares over that.”
During the trial, Pistorius claimed he mistook the 29-year-old as a home invader and shot her through a locked door.