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Steenkamp’s father “relieved” after Pistorius found guilty

Steenkamp’s father “relieved” after Pistorius found guilty

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The father of slain model Reeva Steenkamp said on Thursday he felt a sense of “relief” after South Africa’s appeal court found that Oscar Pistorius was guilty of murdering Reeva, overturning the original lesser conviction of culpable homicide.

“It’s a big relief. I feel it’s a fair decision that the judge gave,” Barry Steenkamp said in a brief interview on local television station ANN7, before breaking down in tears.

(Reporting by Tiisetso Motsoeneng; Editing by James Macharia)

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