In the latest surrealistic turn of events, Oscar Pistorius, who was just released on bail Friday from a South African prison after being charged with the pre-meditated murder of his girlfriend, cover girl model Reeva Steenkamp, will be conducting his own private memorial service for Steenkamp tonight at his uncle’s home, according to USA Today.
As a condition of his bail release, Pistorius can’t return to his own home, and is currently living at his uncle’s house in Pretoria, South Africa.
According to a statement released by Oscar Pistorius’ family:
"Oscar specifically requested the memorial service as he continues to grieve and remains in deep mourning for the loss of his partner Reeva."
"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.
Reeva’s family held their own memorial service for the slain model on Feb. 19.
If the shooting death of a beautiful cover girl by her Olympic star boyfriend didn't already have enough intrigue, new, albeit peripheral developments associated with the case have also recently surfaced:
- Judge Desmond Nair, who presided over Pistorius’ bail hearing, is in mourning after he confirmed that last weekend one of his cousins committed suicide. The judge’s cousin is also suspected of killing her two children.
- Hilton Botha, a lead investigator in the case against Pistorius, was fired from the investigation last week due to a pending murder charge lodged against him resulting from a shooting in 2011.
- It was also revealed on Feb. 24, that Oscar Pistorius’ brother, Carl Pistorius, “is facing a charge of culpable homicide related to a 2008 road crash.”
In addition to being a successful model, Reeva Steenkamp, 29, was also a law graduate and aspiring actress who appeared posthumously two days after her death on a South African TV reality show "Tropika Island of Treasure.”
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