Reeva Steenkamp's sister criticizes Amazon Prime for & # 039; insensitive & # 039; new documentary showing corpse

The family of Reeva Steenkamp criticized today a new documentary of & # 39; Amazon Prime & # 39; insensitive about his murder by showing the spooky photos of his corpse's crime scene

The family of Reeva Steenkamp criticized today an "insensitive" new Amazon Prime documentary about his murder for showing the gruesome photographs of the crime scene of his body.

Reeva's sister also lashed out against the four-part series Pistorius & # 39; for using images of a bathroom and corridor spattered with blood, as well as a close-up of the weapon used to kill her.

Model Reeva, 29, was shot dead by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius, the embarrassed Paralympic, on Valentine's Day 2013 at his home in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius is now serving 13 years in prison for murder.

Reeva's sister, Simone Cowburn, has questioned why, five years after the case, the documentary makers considered it necessary to display graphic images of her sister, including a dead one on the floor, which MailOnline decided not to publish.

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The family of Reeva Steenkamp criticized today a new documentary of & # 39; Amazon Prime & # 39; insensitive about his murder by showing the spooky photos of his corpse's crime scene

The family of Reeva Steenkamp criticized today a new documentary of & # 39; Amazon Prime & # 39; insensitive about his murder by showing the spooky photos of his corpse's crime scene

Reeva's sister, Simone Cowburn, questioned why, five years after the case, the documentary makers considered it necessary to show graphic images of the murder scene.

Reeva's sister, Simone Cowburn, questioned why, five years after the case, the documentary makers considered it necessary to show graphic images of the murder scene.

Pistorius was photographed, covered in Reeva's blood, after the murder

Pistorius was photographed, covered in Reeva's blood, after the murder

Reeva's sister, Simone Cowburn, questioned why, five years after the case, the documentary makers considered it necessary to show graphic images of the murder scene.

The show features some gruesome images of Reeva's blood splashed on the floor next to a cricket bat that Pistorius used to crash the bathroom door to reach his dying girlfriend.

The show features some gruesome images of Reeva's blood splashed on the floor next to a cricket bat that Pistorius used to crash the bathroom door to reach his dying girlfriend.

The show features some gruesome images of Reeva's blood splashed on the floor next to a cricket bat that Pistorius used to crash the bathroom door to reach his dying girlfriend.

The producers of the show were criticized by the family for showing a close-up of the weapon that Pistorius used to murder his girlfriend, Reeva

The producers of the show were criticized by the family for showing a close-up of the weapon that Pistorius used to murder his girlfriend, Reeva

The producers of the show were criticized by the family for showing a close-up of the weapon that Pistorius used to murder his girlfriend, Reeva

Reeva's sister, Simone Cowburn, has questioned why, five years after the case, the documentary makers considered it necessary to show graphic images of her Reeva, including a dead woman on the ground.

Speaking exclusively at MailOnline, he said: "My parents are not young at all, I am worried that this will have a terrible effect on them." My father has been very ill recently and has heart problems.

"My question is, how did these documentary people get the police photographs of my sister's body?

Reeva's sister, Simone (pictured) is angry at the show so soon after the model's murder

Reeva's sister, Simone (pictured) is angry at the show so soon after the model's murder

Reeva's sister, Simone (pictured) is angry at the show so soon after the model's murder

"I do not think it's necessary to show bloodstains on the walls." All this was counted as evidence in Oscar's trial.

& # 39; If your family is involved and tries to get you a reduced sentence, I hope it fails. He needs to stay in prison for a long time because of the way he killed my sister.

I do not understand why your movie has been made. She was murdered five years ago and one would think that everything that needs to be said now has been said.

"I spend a lot of time protecting my parents from what's on the Internet about Reeva, we do not need to see images of the bloodstains after all this time.

The writer and producer of the documentary, Sean Richard, told MailOnline: "These are truly tragic events, which took place against the glare of the world media.

"As filmmakers, we set out to tell the story in the most objective way possible."

He added that among the images of the file court used in the four-hour series is an order from his father, Barry Steenkamp, ​​for the images of the crime scene to be made public.

Mr. Steenkamp says: "What I would like the world to see are the wounds inflicted on Reeva and the pain she must have suffered."

Pistorius, directed by Vaughan Sivell, shows the dramatic rise and fall of the one-track hero who stunned millions of people around the world when he killed his girlfriend by shooting four times through a locked door in the middle of the night.

The producers of the Western Edge Pictures program declined to comment on the criticism, but among the images of the court there is an order from their father, Barry Steenkamp, ​​for the images to be made public.

The producers of the Western Edge Pictures program declined to comment on the criticism, but among the images of the court there is an order from their father, Barry Steenkamp, ​​for the images to be made public.

The producers of the Western Edge Pictures program declined to comment on the criticism, but among the images of the court there is an order from their father, Barry Steenkamp, ​​for the images to be made public.

The photos, published by the prosecutors at the end of the Pistorius trial, show the bed with the ashamed Paralympic and his girlfriend was sleeping moments before he killed her.

The photos, published by the prosecutors at the end of the Pistorius trial, show the bed with the ashamed Paralympic and his girlfriend was sleeping moments before he killed her.

The photos, published by the prosecutors at the end of the Pistorius trial, show the bed with the ashamed Paralympic and his girlfriend was sleeping moments before he killed her.

The researchers removed the quilt from the med to examine it after he had killed it in the early hours of Valentine's Day in 2013

The researchers removed the quilt from the med to examine it after he had killed it in the early hours of Valentine's Day in 2013

The researchers removed the quilt from the med to examine it after he had killed it in the early hours of Valentine's Day in 2013

The 31-year-old Paralympic, known as Blade Runner because of his distinctive blades, claimed throughout the process that he mistook Reeva for an intruder.

However, the prosecution argued that he murdered her after losing control during a heated discussion.

Pistorius was originally convicted of culpable homicide, the South African equivalent of involuntary manslaughter, and sentenced to only five years, but the Supreme Court of Appeal overturned the conviction and found him guilty of murder.

He was sentenced to six years in prison in 2016, which was increased to 13 years and four months in December.

The documentary reveals for the first time that a mysterious photo message was sent to Pistorius' phone shortly before the murder, which may have sparked a fierce dispute between him and Reeva.

Previously, it was thought that Pistorius had reacted in a jealous attack to a message on Reeva's phone, but the series suggests that it may have been the other way around.

Telephone records obtained by the production team show that he received a message at 1.48am on the morning of February 14, 2013: only ten minutes the neighbors said they heard screams coming from the Pistorius house.

Subsequently, the police sent his cell phone for analysis and it was discovered that he was connected to a computer owned by Pistorius' brother, Karl.

Recalling how the police suspected that Karl had cleaned the phone, journalist Toby Shapshak tells the documentary: When the phone comes back and the phone information is accessed, it shows that the phone has been connected to a computer called & # 39; titaniumhulk & # 39 ;, which is the management of Twitter by his brother Carl.

"Now, if we see the use of data from your phone at that time, in the middle of all this there is a very suspicious amount of data and it is at 1.48 in the morning that the duration of the data connection is 309 seconds, which It's 5 minutes and 15 seconds and it goes up to 58kb.

The program reveals for the first time that a mysterious photo message was sent to Pistorius' phone shortly before the murder, which may have sparked a dispute between him and Reeva.

The program reveals for the first time that a mysterious photo message was sent to Pistorius' phone shortly before the murder, which may have sparked a dispute between him and Reeva.

The program reveals for the first time that a mysterious photo message was sent to Pistorius' phone shortly before the murder, which may have sparked a dispute between him and Reeva.

  Previously, it was thought that Pistorius had reacted in a jealous attack to a message on Reeva's phone, but the series suggests that it may have been the other way around.

  Previously, it was thought that Pistorius had reacted in a jealous attack to a message on Reeva's phone, but the series suggests that it may have been the other way around.

Previously, it was thought that Pistorius had reacted in a jealous attack to a message on Reeva's phone, but the series suggests that it may have been the other way around.

& # 39; If that were an individual message, it would probably be a picture or message from WhatsApp.

"The interesting thing about this is that it took about ten minutes before one of the neighbors said he was listening to a lot of arguments."

Author Melinda Ferguson, who has written a biography about Pistorius, tells the documentary: "Most people think" Oh Reeva was so beautiful, I'm sure Oscar was so jealous of Reeva and she must have been cheating. " But what happens if it was the other way around?

& # 39; What if it was Oscar who was cheating? And was it Reeva who was insecure and jealous, feeling that their relationship was falling apart?

"So it's really interesting for me to think otherwise, that it was Reeva who was trying to see what messages were being sent to Oscar's phone."

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