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Oscar Pistorius trial: Steenkamps 'rejected blood money'

Athlete Oscar Pistorius offered a large cash sum to the parents of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her - but it was rejected as "blood money", a South African court has heard.

Pistorius's offer of $34,000 (£21,000) was revealed by prosecutor Gerrie Nel during his sentencing hearing.

Earlier, a defence witness told the court that Pistorius would be physically at risk if sent to prison.

Andrew Harding reports from Pretoria.

  • 14 Oct 2014
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