Reeva Steenkamp: Justice to Finally Be Served

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Reeva Steenkamp--or her family--is finally getting some justice. Sadly, that won't bring back the beautiful, vivacious model whose life was snuffed out at the age of 29.

Just this week an earlier conviction was overturned, with Oscar Pistorius being found guilty of ending Reeva Steenkamp's life back on Valentine's Day 2013.

Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius--also known as the Bladerunner for the prosthetic blades that helped him become a champion Paralympic runner--were a power couple, debuting on the South African social scene in 2012.

She referred to him as "my boo," and professed her love for him via social media.

Oscar Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp through a bathroom door in his home, saying he mistook her for an intruder. Judge Eric Leach ruled Thursday that the "Paralympic gold medalist should have foreseen that his firing of a gun would have killed whoever was behind the door in his bathroom, regardless of whether he thought it was Steenkamp or an intruder."

Oscar Pistorius has yet to be sentenced for the death of Reeva Steenkamp, but could serve as many as 15 years for the crime.

Do you think Reeva Steenkamp's family feels like some justice has finally been served now that Oscar Pistorius' initial conviction has been overturned?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.