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The family of Reeva Steenkamp is speaking out following the verdict in the Oscar Pistorius case after the athlete was found guilty of culpable homicide Friday.

Their verdict: Justice was NOT served.

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Oscar Pistorius and girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. By now you know how this relationship tragically, devastatingly ended.

"This verdict is not justice for Reeva," her mother, June Steenkamp, told NBC News in an interview. "I just want the truth... She died a horrible death."

"[It was] a horrible, painful, terrible death, and she suffered, you know? And he shot through the door and I can't believe that they believe that it was an accident."

Her father, Barry Steenkamp, added, "it wasn't just disbelief on our minds. I think it was disbelief on everyone's, on most people who have been following the case."

"I just don't feel that this is the right sentence, you know?" June Steenkamp added. "They believe his story, and I don't believe that story. That's the difference."

Pistorius was found not guilty of murder, the most serious offense he could have been charged with, as the judge felt the evidence did not support it.

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Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius' slain girlfriend, allegedly sent text messages conveying her fear of the Olympic sprinter charged with her murder.

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Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend told the South African athlete she was sometimes afraid of him, complaining that he had a short temper and was jealous.

All this in the weeks before he killed her in February 2013, according to phone messages revealed at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on Monday.

"I'm scared of u sometimes and how u snap at me and of how u will react to me," Reeva Steenkamp texted him, police Capt. Francois Moller said.

In another message Steenkamp wrote: "I can't be attacked by outsiders for dating u AND be attacked by you, the one person I deserve protection from."

Moller said that from Steenkamp's phone he obtained more than 1,000 exchanges with Pistorius on WhatsApp and other phone messaging applications.

Moller cited as evidence two BlackBerry phones, two iPhones, two iPads and a Mac from Pistorius' house the day after he killed Reeva Steenkamp.

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For Oscar Pistorius, the beloved athlete who went from inspiration to murder suspect, Valentine's Day 2014 marks the one-year anniversary of his girlfriend's death.

The South African, a double amputee who became a global sensation at the 2012 London Olympics, has been charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

The 27-year-old wrote Friday in a statement:

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"No words can adequately capture my feelings about the devastating accident that has caused such heartache for everyone who truly loved - and continues to love Reeva."

"The loss of Reeva and the complete trauma of that day ... the pain and sadness, especially for Reeva's parents, family and friends, consumes me with sorrow. "

"I will carry with me for the rest of my life."

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Oscar Pistorius is apparently feeling sorry for himself while awaiting trial for shooting his girlfriend, and wishing other people would share that sentiment.

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The embattled South African track star's family issued a statement essentially complaining about celebrity gossip tabloids and his many social media critics.

Pistorius family says they are pained by the "disregard that is being shown by some ... for the profound pain that Reeva’s family and friends are going through."

That would be his slain GF Reeva Steenkamp. But their sympathy doesn't end with her. Oscar's family says that despite being free on bail, life is tough:

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Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius' slain girlfriend, was a model, law school graduate, entrepreneur and advocate for the empowerment of women.

The 30-year-old was set to give an inspirational talk today at a Johannesburg school before being shot dead. Pistorius has been charged with murder.

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She was overshadowed last year by Pistorius, a double amputee who became an Olympic track standout, holding his own against all odds - and the world.

But Reeva Steenkamp was a celebrity in her own right, having been among FHM magazine's 100 Sexiest Women in the World for two years running.

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South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee "Blade Runner" who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, has been charged with murder.

Officials allege that he shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, dead at his home.

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Police said they had opened a murder case after a 30-year-old woman died at the track star's house after an incident in the Silverlakes gated complex.

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