“Pretoria, Republic of South Africa – Oscar Pistorius, until recently one of the most inspiring Olympic athletes and probably the most admired man in the world, was sentenced today to five years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
What surprised judge Thokozile Masipa the most during Pistorius’ testimony is the fact that he initially admitted to murdering his girlfriend by accident because he thought that she was a burglar, only to change his statement at the end of the trial. He reportedly stated that the death of his beloved girlfriend pains him mostly because “it all happened so soon”. Apparently, the couple was in the middle of a sex game of foot fetish, so it’s easily understandable how the athlete could have gotten over-zealous at a certain point.
“I just couldn’t help myself, I was into feet for as long as I can remember. It was getting to a point where I was becoming obsessed with thinking about feet for days on end, I started seeing them everywhere. At the supermarket, at the beach, in night clubs, on television, the internet, virtually everywhere. I even started imagining them at the ends of my own two legs; things were getting that serious”, Pistorius stated.
“I will never be able to forgive myself for what I had done…It was all a terrible sex game gone wrong…”, he further added.
“June Steenkamp, Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, said that “justice had been served” upon leaving the courtroom in Pretoria following the sentencing of the former Olympic athlete.
“Although I am devastated with the loss of my daughter, I do not hate Oscar and I forgive him. I was young once too, and I know full well the desires and appetites of youth. My only regret is that it all happened over something as banal as a foot fetish”, Mrs. Steenkamp told the press.