Reeva Steenkamp met her ex just two days before she was shot and killed by her boyfriend, Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius.
The revelation will be a blow to the defense for Oscar Pistorius, who claimed that he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder in the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day when he shot her. Earlier in the week, Steenkamp met her ex who she had dated for five years, Warren Lahoud. Pistorius reportedly interrupted the meeting twice.
In a BBC Three documentarty Oscar Pistorius…What Really Happened?, Lahoud said he met Steenkamp for an innocent coffee date.
Lahoud said he never had a problem with Pistorius when he did meet him, but found it odd that he kept interrupting Steenkamp during the meeting.
“I said is everything ok, ‘I mean he’s phoned twice already, every twenty minutes.’ I asked her that question. She said ‘there’s nothing wrong.’ “
Pistorius is facing charges of premeditated murder for the shooting of Steenkamp. Prosecutors contend that he intentionally killed her, and have said that the two had a history of domestic incidents.
Pistorius was also known as an avid gun owner, as was Steenkamp.
After the killing, Steenkamp’s family expressed outrage and disbelief that she had been murdered. Her mother, June Steenkamp, gave an interview shortly after the shooting in which she questioned why Pistorius would ever shoot his girlfriend.
“Why? Why my little girl? Why did this happen? Why did he do this? What for?”
June Steenkamp later added, “She loved like no one else could love. She had so much of herself to give and now all of it is gone. Just like that, she is gone …the most beautiful person who ever lived is no longer here.”
As the revelations that Steenkamp met her ex comes out, Pistorius and his family are contesting claims that he has been left suicidal after the charges. Though friends had suggested that the Olympic sprinter known as Blade Runner was distraught to the point of considering suicide, Pistorius’ uncle said the athlete is focused on his defense.