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Reeva Steenkamp's Parents: We Have 'Forgiven' Oscar Pistorius

Barry and June Steenkamp said that they have forgiven Oscar Pistorius for shooting dead their daughter Reeva.

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp said Wednesday they have forgiven Oscar Pistorius for fatally shooting their daughter - but believe he has not told the full story of the night he killed her. Barry and June Steenkamp made the comments an exclusive interview with ITV News' Good Morning Britain breakfast show one day after Pistorius was sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison for culpable homicide. "I've already forgiven a long time ago," June Steenkamp said.

"The hatred a lot of people feel towards him as a person, you can't carry that along with you...it will just make you ill." She said they were "satisfied by the sentence" but "there's more to the whole story than anybody knows. Only Oscar knows." She added: "We don't want revenge, we want a fair punishment under the circumstances of his disability. We wouldn't have wanted him to go to jail and be abused, but he will realize that he can't go around doing that, he can't kill somebody like that."

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