Oscar Pistorius planning private tribute to slain girlfriend
Embattled Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has organised a private memorial service to honour his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 12 days after he was accused of murdering her.
The track star is alleged to have shot and killed the blonde beauty at his home in Pretoria, South Africa on Valentine's Day.
He was freed on 1 million rand (£71,250) bail last Friday, and is now planning to pay tribute to Steenkamp in a special ceremony on Tuesday night at his uncle's home, where he is currently living.
A statement released by Pistorius' representative reads: "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."
The runner maintains he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder when he fired at her through a closed bathroom door at his home.
He is due back in court in Pretoria on 4 June.
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