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Katie Price claims Oscar Pistorius sent her messages during trial

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Katie Price has shockingly claimed that Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was direct messaging her on Twitter, during his trial for the shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 

The former model discussed the case in her column back in March, however claims she was not exactly supporting him, rather just giving her opinion; and believes that is the reason that he contacted her.

Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of Steenkamp, whom he had been dating for just three months; however, the 27-year-old could be behind bars for just 10 months, before spending the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

'DIRECT MESSAGES'

The South African reportedly began messaging Price on Twitter a month after she discussed the case in her column.

Price said: “He was direct messaging me during the case. It’s weird, isn’t it?"

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"He was saying, Thanks for the support,’ and stuff. Just all general chit-chat. He was the first one to message me.

“Because I mentioned him in my column, he was referencing that. I wasn’t exactly supporting him, but everyone who goes through a trial will be the only one who knows what really happened. You’re innocent until you’re proven guilty."

KATIE ADMITS

It was Dan Price, Katie's brother, who first noticed that Pistorius had messaged Katie, which came as a surprise to the siblings.

“He said, ‘Oh my god, Kate – have a look at who’s direct messaged you on Twitter.’ I said, ‘It’s got to be fake.’ He said, ‘No, it’s from his verified account.'"

Price has confessed that she would love to interview the 'blade runner', before speaking of her ambition to interview general prisoners. 

"I would love to do something like Louis Theroux Meets... that is my dream," Price said.

THE CASE

Pistorius was finally sentenced with the equivalent of manslaughter on the October 21, after the lengthy seven-month trial since the shooting on February 14 last year. 

A South African judge sentenced the 27-year-old to five years in prison; however it has been confirmed that Pistorius could be let out within 10 months, much to the despair of many people who believe he has been somewhat 'let off'.

The National Prosecuting Authority will be appealing both the sentence and the verdict, they have confirmed, despite the Steenkamp family admitting they are 'settled' with the outcome.

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