Reeva's family mulling civil suit against Pistorius

Mar 09, 2013, 04:01 IST | AFP

The family of South African model Reeva Steenkamp is mulling legal action against her sprinter boyfriend Oscar Pistorius, who shot her dead last month, their lawyer said yesterday.

Attorney Mike Venter said a civil claim was being considered against the Paralympian, who is charged with murdering Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine’s Day.


Oscar Pistorius

A source close to the family said no decision had yet been taken. Pistorius (26), who has admitted to firing at Reeva through a locked bathroom door at his Pretoria home mistaking her to be an intruder, was granted bail last month and will return to court in June.

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