Reeva Steenkamp’s sister, Simone Cowburn has hauled creators of the four-part Amazon Prime docuseries Pistorius over the coals for using horrifying pictures from the murder scene and of the model’s body.
The series, which was produced by international director Vaughan Sivell was released last week. It looks at Oscar’s rise to international stardom despite the challenges he faced and his fall from grace with the murder of Reeva.
During an interview with Mail Online Simone called creators “insensitive” for using pictures of Reeva’s body.
“My parents are not young at all. I am worried this will have a terrible effect on them. My father has been really unwell recently and has heart problems. My question is how did these documentary people get their hands on police photographs of my sister’s body?” she questioned.
Simone said she did not see the point to the film other than it adding to their grief.
“I don’t understand why this film has been made. She was killed five years ago and you would think that everything that needed to be said has been said now.
“I spend a lot of time shielding my parents from what is on the internet about Reeva. We don’t need pictures of her blood stains to be seen at all after such a long time,” she added.
In December last year the Supreme Court of Appeal overturned Oscar’s initial six-year prison sentence and extended it to 13 years, which he is currently serving for Reeva’s murder.