A look at Oscar Pistorius and Reeve Steenkamp’s three month relationship

The murder of 29-year-old model Reeve Steenkamp by Paralympian Oscar Pistorius shocked the world for months.

The athlete was jailed for gunning down his girlfriend at their home, claiming he thought she was an intruder.

He is now behind bars with the story about to be revisited in a new BBC documentary into the heinous crime.

Reeve was shot dead by her world-famous boyfriend on February 14, 2013.

They had been spending Valentines Day inside their flat in South Africa when she was gunned down four times through a closed door.

Pistorius made a frantic call to emergency services, and later claimed he thought she was a burglar so open fired.

Pistorius is serving his sentence for the killing of Reeva at Atteridgeville Correctional Facility, which is better adapted to deal with disabled inmates.

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The Paralympic gold medallist, 33, known as Blade Runner, is serving 13 years for the murder.

The pair had only been dating for three months by the time Reeve was shot.

Reeva moved to Johannesburg in 2007 to launch her modelling career. Stints as the face of Avon and contracts with Toyota, Clover, Zui and FHM saw her become something of a national celebrity.

Reeva later applied to the bar in late 2011 and hoped to become a legal advocate before turning 30.

The well-known model was a regular on the A-list circuit in South Africa by the time she was introduced to Pistorius.

Riding high after a summer of Olympic and Paralympic performances in 2012, Pistorius was soon smitten with the 29-year-old.

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At his trial he described how they had met over lunch at a race track in November 2012.

He said: "I was very keen on Reeva.

"I think, if anything, I was maybe more into her than she was at times to me.

"I let her just take her space but it wasn't always easy. I was besotted."

She accompanied him to a sports awards night that same evening and the couple spent much of the next week together.

But, according to her mum, the relationship was fizzling out by the time she was killed.

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Despite the whirlwind romance after his successful summer at the Olympic, it is reported that Pistorius and Steenkamp never had sex.

June Steenkamp, her mum, claimed the pair never took their relationship to an intimate level has her daughter was "scared".

June, who never met her child's partner during their three-month relationship, says the couple spent two nights together, but never had sexual relations.

“She wouldn’t want to sleep with Oscar if she wasn’t sure,” she told the Sunday Times.

“I believe their relationship was coming to an end. In her heart of hearts, she didn’t think it was making either of them happy.”

Reeva was born in Cape Town and raised in Port Elizabeth as one of three siblings.

Her brother said in a eulogy at her funeral: “There’s a space missing inside all of the people that she knew that can’t be filled again.

“We’re going to keep all the positive things that we remember and know about my sister and we will try and continue with the things that she tried to make better. We’ll miss her.”

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