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TODAY   |  February 27, 2013

Oscar Pistorius holds memorial for slain girlfriend

There has not been a glimpse of Olympian Oscar Pistorius since he was released on bail, accused of murdering his girlfriend, but friends and family arrived at his uncle’s house last night for a memorial for Reeva Steenkamp. NBC’s Michelle Kosinski reports.

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>>> new information this morning in the oscar pistorius murder case. the olympic star charged with killing his girlfriend held a private memorial service for her last night and her family is not happy. michelle kosinski is in pretoria, south africa . good morning.

>> reporter: hi, natalie. reputation management company hired by oscar pistorius said the details leaked to the media, although they didn't say how, about this memorial service he had planned and held her at his uncle's house, forcing them, they said, to put out a statement about it ahead of time. there has been not a glimpse of oscar pistorius since he was released on bail, accused of premeditated murder . but friends and family arrived at his uncle's house last night for a memorial for reeva steenkamp. a spokesperson quoted it as a private matter saying in a statement oscar specifically requested the memorial service as he continues to grieve and remains in mourning for the loss of his partner, reeva. however, those who know steenkamp, seen here on video arriving before the evening she was shot and killed, her agent calling it inappropriate and heartbreaking. her uncle saying i'm not interested in what he's trying to do. i think it may just be hitting him now what he's done. in a documentary this past week, her parents expressed their grie grief.

>> >> you can't come to terms with this. this is going to be forever, this.

>> reporter: there has also been a sort of back and forth over pistorius ' plans before trial. he has informed them of his intention to resume training but pistorius ' spokesperson denies that, saying absolutely not, that he's currently in mourning and his focus is not on sports. in another strange and tragic twist for the people involved in this case, the judge who granted pistorius ' bail is also in mourning right now. his first cousin and her two children were found dead in a home. police suspect she poisoned herself and her two teenage boys. natalie?

>> michelle kosinski in pretoria, thank you. you can see more of that interview with reeva steenkamp's parents friday night on "dateline." matt?

>> thank you.