Reeva Steenkamp's family 'betrayed by justice system'
Reeva Steenkamp's brother Adam is disappointed with Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide conviction.
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JOHANNESBURG - Reeva Steenkamp's older brother Adam says he and his family feel let down and betrayed by the South African justice system.
The High Court in Pretoria acquitted Oscar Pistorius on murder charges after he shot dead Steenkamp last year.
Adam Steenkamp was speaking to British newspaper Daily Mail on Sunday from Suffolk, where he lives and has been following the trial.
Adam Steenkamp says shooting four shots into a very small toilet cubicle is not the actions of someone who is not intending to kill.
He says he doesn't understand the logic of acquitting Pistorius on murder; he fired four shots through a locked toilet door, killing his sister.
While he cannot argue that the law was applied incorrectly, he suggests it might actually be out of touch with reality.
Steenkamp says Pistorius should stand up and take it on the chin like a man and that his emotional episodes in court looked like he was acting.
Reeva's brother believes it would be crazy if the blade runner were to avoid jail time, despite being convicted of culpable homicide.
Meanwhile, Reeva's parents spoke to American network NBC after the ruling on Friday.
"She died a horrible, painful, terrible death and he shot through the door … And I cannot believe that they believe that it was an accident."
The blade runner still faces the possibility of being sent to prison for up to 15 years.
For more on the trial, judgement and bailing ruling, click here.