The legal team for Oscar Pistorius, is trying to reach an out of court settlement with his slain girlfriends parents. Reports are saying, Pistorius who shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines day, could pay her parents as much as two million rand, 209,000 dollars.
Pistorius will stand trial for the murder on March 3rd. He will have a female judge in charge of the trial. Pistorius claims he thought Steenkamo was an intruder. The evidence is supporting the fact there was an argument that took place earlier in the evening before Pistorius shot and killed Steenkamp.
If convicted of murder, Pistorius could face life in prison.
Steenkamps parents are presently running a pub they bought with money they were able to raise from being paid to give interviews. Steeenkamp was able to help her parents financially, when she was alive.
Pistorius trying to reach this deal with the parents must be hoping for a better outcome in his trial. It is clear he shot and killed Steenkamp, the claim he thought she was an intruder isn’t going to give the leg-less runner a leg to stand on.
No one is going to believe he thought she was an intruder. Especially with people reporting Steenkamp and Pistorius were arguing on the evening in question. He may be able to pay off the parents, but I don’t think he can buy his way out of this murder charge.
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