February 20th, 2013
06:35 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Exclusive interview with Reeva Steenkamp's brother

Reeva Steenkamp's family is mourning the loss of the former model who was shot to death in the home of her boyfriend, Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. Tonight Steenkamp's brother, Adam, reflects on his sister's life and talks about what he and other relatives knew about the type of relationship she had with Pistorius.

"She wanted to make a difference," he tells CNN's Jake Tapper. "She started by making small steps in that right direction." Steenkamp says Reeva, who graduated from law school, wanted to help with the issue of violence against women in South Africa.

Pistorius became an inspirational figure for overcoming his disability and achieving record success as a Paralympic competitor. In the affidavit read by his lawyer in court, Pistorius claims he thought Steenkamp was an intruder and never meant to harm her. The charges against him were upgraded to premeditated murder this week.

Day two of Pistorius’ bail hearing ended without a final decision. Tapper asks Steenkamp if his family hopes to see Pistorius approved for bail, and whether they believe the athlete intentionally gunned down Reeva in his bathroom.

Watch a preview of the exclusive interview and hear more at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.

Filed under: Crime • Jake Tapper • Oscar Pistorius
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  1. Krista Kurtz

    After taking one bullet, she would have screamed, identifying herself, so how can he claim she was a mysterious stranger?

    February 20, 2013 at 8:20 pm |
    • Lorene

      Love has never been shouting at eash other or taking a gun and shooting them. It does not hold water at all. He jumped out of bed.....scrambled for a gun....and her didnt look to see it his gfriend was right next to him. My advise is MAN UP Oscar........You lost it....for some reason....maybe she was ending it........maybe there was another guy. But love....no sorry....that is not love.

      February 20, 2013 at 11:20 pm |