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Old 04-14-2014, 07:56 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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How does one shoot through a closed door and not intend to kill the person on the other side of it?
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:23 PM
 
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If he was so terrified of intruders and crime in the area, why didn't he have surveillance cameras around his place? With his money, he certainly could have afforded it....did he have any kind of security system in the home? Seems pretty basic.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:28 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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He did have security. What's odd is they called him and he apparently told them everything was fine although the shots were already fired and Reeva was dead. Some say this was so he could have time to get his story "straight" before notifying the police.
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:02 PM
 
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I think there were security guards at the gates (gated community) checking who comes in and out but I don't recall him having any security systems actually in his unit. Can anyone clarify?
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:04 PM
 
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Yes, he had an alarm system in his house. At one point in the trial he claimed he couldn't recall if he had set it that night or not.

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In earlier testimony, Mr. Pistorius acknowledged that he must have deactivated the house’s alarm system when he carried the injured Ms. Steenkamp down his stairs after the shooting, although he said he doesn’t remember it.
Prosecutor grills tearful Pistorius on
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Yes, he had an alarm system in his house. At one point in the trial he claimed he couldn't recall if he had set it that night or not.
Which is ridiculous amidst his claims of fearing for his life due to crime and violence.

Having lived in South Africa this makes no sense to me, people are very diligent in the securing their personal safety.
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:45 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Yes. Apparently, weather trumps fear for one's life as well.

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Nel asked Pistorius to look at a police photograph of his bedroom taken in the aftermath of the shooting, showing a tripod fan in front of the open sliding doors with open curtains, and to spot the problem it presented.
Oscar Pistorius told: 'you are lying!' - PHOTOS - SundayWorld
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:54 PM
 
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Here's another thought I just had about this quote from the neighbor witness Stipp:



Stipp states that there was no more screaming (male or female) after the second set of gun shots was heard.

And yet, Pistorius claims he screamed after he realized he shot Reeva:

What Did Oscar Pistorius Fear When He Shot Reeva Steenkamp? : The New Yorker



So once again, Pistorius must be lying, otherwise the neighbors would have heard him screaming after the gun shots.

That's a great article in The New Yorker. The last sentence of the article is brilliant: "Why, when a man raises an alarm about his security, does a woman get shot dead?"
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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BBC News - Oscar Pistorius damaged but not destroyed
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:14 PM
 
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That's a good article too.
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