Posted: Sat February 23, 2013 4:24PM; Updated: Sat February 23, 2013 4:24PM

Father of Pistorius' girlfriend speaks out

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Oscar PIstorius
Oscar Pistorius, shown here at a hearing Thursday, was the release the next day on bail.
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The father of Oscar Pistorius' slain girlfriend has told a South African newspaper that the athlete will have to "live with his conscience" if he is lying about how he killed her.

In its Saturday edition, the Afrikaans-language Beeld newspaper quotes Barry Steenkamp as saying Pistorius will "suffer" alone if his assertion that he accidentally shot 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp is false.

Barry Steenkamp says he might be able to forgive Pistorius one day if the double-amputee Olympian is telling the truth.

Pistorius was released on bail on Friday. He is charged with premeditated murder in the Valentine's Day slaying of his girlfriend.

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