Pistorius Trial

Oscar Pistorius Comes Face-to-Face With Reeva Steenkamp’s Parents

Oscar Pistorius looks at June Steenkamp (third left) and her husband Barry Steenkamp (right), as he walks past them at the high court in Pretoria on August 8, 2014. THEMBA HADEBE / AFP - Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius came face-to-face with Reeva Steenkamp's parents on Friday as he arrived in court for closing arguments in his murder trial.

Steenkamp's mother June has been a regular presence in court but her husband Barry joined her there for the first time on Thursday.

Pistorius' estranged father Henke also made only his second appearance in the courtroom as the trial began to draw to a close. The pair have not spoken in years, NBC News' Jeff Rossen reports, but they greeted each other with a warm embrace Friday.

Image: Oscar Pistorius gets a hug from his father in the Pretoria High Court
Oscar Pistorius gets a hug from his father in Pretoria's High Court on August 8, 2014. Herman Verwey / Getty Images

- David Arnott