Reeeva Steenkamp's mother says Oscar Pistorius didn't look her in the eye

June Steenkamp, mother of Reeva, said she had never met Oscar Pistorius and that her daughter's relationship with the double-amputee sprinter had been brief.

updated: March 05, 2014 10:36 IST
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Pretoria: June Steenkamp, the mother of Oscar Pistorius's dead girlfriend, said he walked straight past her in court on Monday, denying her the opportunity to look him in the eye. (Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner's life on the edge)

Speaking to the American channel NBC, Steenkamp said Pistorius never made eye contact with her on the first day of his trial for murdering her daughter. "He just walked into the courtroom and looked straight ahead. And then he sat down and never looked my way."

"I wanted him to see me. I'm the mother of Reeva," said the 67-year-old, who travelled from the southern coastal town of Port Elizabeth to attend the trial in Pretoria.

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