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Oscar Pistorius

Plans Private Memorial

For GF He Killed

2/26/2013 8:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Oscar Pistorius is planning a private memorial service to honor his girlfriend, whom he shot and killed on Valentine's Day.

The memorial for 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp is scheduled to take place tonight at the home of Oscar's uncle, where the Olympic sprinter has been staying since he was released on bail last week.

Oscar's rep released a statement, saying, "Oscar specifically requested the memorial service as he continues to grieve and remains in deep mourning for the loss of his partner Reeva."

The rep adds, "Since it is such a sensitive issue, Oscar has asked for a private service with people who share his loss, including his family members who knew and loved Reeva as one of their own."

Oscar -- who stands accused of murdering Steenkamp -- claims he shot her by accident, thinking she was an intruder.

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61.

backfire    

Jodi Arias stabbed Travis Alexander 29 times, slit his throat, and shot him in the head and sent his grandmother twenty iris flowers. Now Oscar bashes Reeva's skull and shoots her four times and has a private ceremony.

583 days ago
62.

Biebsburbs    

She was on the verge of getting more popular, he was jealous controlling but really can't with his legs so he compensated it by using his hands! Jerk

583 days ago
63.

Mazor    

Give it up Oscar you are a lousy liar.

583 days ago
64.

Angelika    

I guess that is why he has one of the best PR people on his payroll.

583 days ago
65.

snowboardchick    

Wow. That's like that Jodi Arias chick sending the grandmother of the boyfriend she hacked up sympathy flowers.

583 days ago
66.

NOT ELMO    

Me want You Lovingly Dead A.S.A.P....

583 days ago
67.

Irma    

I hope he enjoys the Phil Spector wing - the one for guys who "accidentally" shoot their girlfriends multiple times.

583 days ago
68.

Joey    

What a pig.

583 days ago
69.

Mrugowsky    

TMZ made it one whole day without mentioning this story. But Oscar you should be upset-you shot your old lady in the f*cking head.

583 days ago
70.

obvious    

He's going to a get Way with it. Watch.

583 days ago
71.

Zimba    

Did he invite her parents? Stupid stupid guy. He should just sit in corner and stay quiet. He killed her whether it was an accident or not he killed her. Memorial my a$$. As her dad said, he will have to live with his conscience ................. if he has one!

583 days ago
72.

jussi    

How sick is this?
This cold blooded killer, (and only GOD knows if he has killed before) Should have been kept in custody so that this dear young lady's family would not have had to watch this mania charade.
Oskar is a cold blooded calculative killer who had a fetish with guns. A psychopathic killer who only sees his own world and thinks the whole world is foolish. Yet judging from the folly of the South African courts display. No wonder this idiot is out making a mockery of murder.

583 days ago
73.

Joyce    

This is just another PR maneuver. Just the fact that he has to ANNOUNCE TO THE WORLD that he's having a PRIVATE (not anymore!) memorial service shows us what a travesty of justice this is. Yeah, keep proving your point Oscar.

If he's really grieving, let him grieve in private.

Also, his story just doesn't add up. It's pitch black in his room, yet he can go out on the balcony and bring a fan into his room, yet he can't see if she is in bed or not? I hope this travesty ends soon. It's getting pretty sickening.

583 days ago
74.

Jem    

For those people saying how he used the bat to break open the bathroom door, READ THE FACTS. The police told the family that he used the cricket bat to bash her skull in, and they also showed the body to the family before the cremation to show the extent of her injuries, which were described as horrific. This guy is a psychopath, pure and simple. He has no feelings, no remorse, nor shame. This is why he's staging this mock funeral, in order to look better in the eyes of the judge, not to MOURN the girl he killed out of rage, jealousy, and just pure psychopathic tendencies. All he cares about is himself.

583 days ago
75.

gio    

What is equally terrifying as the violence in Pretoria that exists post apartheid is how people around the world jump to conclusions with no evidence other than rumor.

This case has no relationship to OJ whatsoever. Oscar only knew Reeva for 3 months. This was not a crime of passion, but a horrific accident. Zero motive.

Pretoria is a terrifying place to live. 50 murders per day. I had a psychotic neighbor [since removed from my building] who threatened to kill me and B-B-Q my pets. I locked myself in the bathroom once because I spotted an unfamiliar knit cap on a pillowcase. Cowered by the toilet, whispering into the phone for a neighbor to help. In hindsight, my reaction was crazy. It was just a hat! But I thought the guy might have sneaked into my house.

It's a tragedy Reeva was killed that has also destroyed Oscar's life and friends/family of both.

If you folks can't understand his reaction, then you have never experienced or been exposed to the real threat of murder. it's real life, the adrenalin rush can make anyone do irrational things.

583 days ago
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