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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post  Admin on Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:53 am

I'm stuck on the fact that a home owner claims to have shot 4 rounds into a door thinking an intruder was on the other side. First, wouldn't a reasonable person in that situation cover the door with the gun and yell to his girlfriend (who he thinks is sleeping in bed) to call the police? Better still, why would an intruder be in the bathroom? He heard noises in a bathroom and thought 'intruder'? In a bathroom? Making noises? What the hell would be stolen?
I would hope that a reasonable juror would apply some critical thinking skills in this situation. He DID kill her. The question is intent, and a prosecutor can never PROVE intent. That comes down to the circumstances of the case... and yes, reason.

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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post  Ben Z on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:05 pm

Given the stories coming out now of his anger issues and love of guns I have to believe he was drunk / high and was probably trying to kill her after a fight. Or trying to scare her. At the time he probably didn't even realize what he was doing.

Just my guess but it certainly doesn't change the fact that he killed her and should be convicted of first degree IMO.
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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post  Admin on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:09 pm

Well, forget my comment about jurors... apparently, there are none in South Africa. They abolished jury trials in 1969 during apartheid. A judge will hear the case and decide innocence/guilt and decide sentencing. Wow.

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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post  healdgator on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:19 pm

One of my partners kept talking about all the problems with the investigation and talking about how he could have thought it was an intruder. I kept interjecting "An intruder who was taking a shit?". I think that's a pretty good trump card for the prosecution. I think I'll email them.
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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post  Dave-O on Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:49 pm

Here's his defense laid out in diagram form:

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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post  Bob on Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:51 pm

Released on bail. Ankle monitor?
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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post  Nick Morris on Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:22 am

I just read a report this morning that Oscar's brother, Carl, is about to begin trial for the the homicide of a motorcyclist. Wow, that family is messed up...
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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post  JohnP on Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:20 pm

Even CNN had an article on how people in South Africa are terrified at the thought of a home burglary. The main question in his defense for me remains that after he got his gun, why wouldn't he have told her to call the police.
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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post  Nick Morris on Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:25 pm

@JohnP wrote:Even CNN had an article on how people in South Africa are terrified at the thought of a home burglary. The main question in his defense for me remains that after he got his gun, why wouldn't he have told her to call the police.

Because they got in a fight and she ran to the bathroom to hide. He then took the gun and killed her...sad
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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post  Nick Morris on Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:35 pm

Two runners were talking while out for a run. One runner asks the other runner, "What their Oscar prediction is?" The other runner responded, "25 to life."
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HAHAHAHA...too soon???
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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post  Dave Wolfe on Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:48 pm

HaHaha
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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post  Bob on Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:52 pm

@Nick Morris wrote:Two runners were talking while out for a run. One runner asks the other runner, "What their Oscar prediction is?" The other runner responded, "25 to life."
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HAHAHAHA...too soon???

You insensitive bastard.
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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post  healdgator on Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:56 pm

@Dave-O wrote:Here's his defense laid out in diagram form:


Good lord, this is the worst story ever.
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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post  fostever on Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:07 pm

@Michele "1L" Keane wrote:
@Dave-O wrote:Based on some of the recent articles, I'm making a bold prediction now: He gets acquitted.

Sounds like sloppy police work, witnesses with holes in their story, and a rushed prosecution. OJ Part 2 is coming.

Oh, Dave-O, I think you are so right after what I heard this morning on NPR regarding the bail hearing - crooked cops and all. Is Johnny Cochrane sending out signals from the grave??

Don't believe anything you hear on NPR! haha Only Fox news.
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Re: Oscar Pistorius

Post  mountandog on Fri May 17, 2013 1:42 pm

Interesting article in Vanity Fair. Long but interesting.



http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/06/oscar-pistorius-murder
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