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Old 04-16-2014, 08:09 AM
 
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I have not read every post. My question is. Has anyone addresses the question of? Why didn't he break down the door if he was arguing with her? He broke down the door after she had been shot. Why not before?
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:26 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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She was locked in the bathroom for whatever reason. He apparently was arguing with her and fired into the door in an effort to open it. He claims that he thought it was an intruder and Reeva was still in bed (which kind of makes no sense because surely she would have heard him yelling and firing a weapon). So, the way I'm picturing this is he was shooting to disengage the door lock and/or knob/handle in order to gain access. I wasn't there, of course. I just can't imagine someone shooting through a closed door and not expecting some of those bullets would hit a person on the other side.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:10 AM
 
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She was locked in the bathroom for whatever reason. He apparently was arguing with her and fired into the door in an effort to open it. He claims that he thought it was an intruder and Reeva was still in bed (which kind of makes no sense because surely she would have heard him yelling and firing a weapon). So, the way I'm picturing this is he was shooting to disengage the door lock and/or knob/handle in order to gain access. I wasn't there, of course. I just can't imagine someone shooting through a closed door and not expecting some of those bullets would hit a person on the other side.
The door with the bullet holes spread out contradict what you say.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:14 AM
 
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we'll see if the justice system in SA can really convict this guy. He's young, good looking (personally I don't think so but whatever), has overcome serious disability, an athlete, he is truly a SUPER STAR in SA and many parts of the world. It would be like trying to convict Tom Brady or someone with that status in the US. I hope M'Lady comes through and does the right thing, but I'm having some doubts. I fear she feels sorry for him...
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Passaic, NJ
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clearly he was standing his ground...
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:27 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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The door with the bullet holes spread out contradict what you say.
That's might be true. I wasn't there. I don't recall seeing any photos of the damaged door either. However, I have shot a gun. It is very difficult to get all bullets in the same general area even when not upset (or angry or scared) as he supposedly was. Granted, I wasn't using the same type of weapon that he had either.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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That's might be true. I wasn't there. I don't recall seeing any photos of the damaged door either. However, I have shot a gun. It is very difficult to get all bullets in the same general area even when not upset (or angry or scared) as he supposedly was. Granted, I wasn't using the same type of weapon that he had either.
Then look for yourself at the bullet holes here or here.

You can see the cricket bat damage here.

There is no way he was aiming at the doorknob.

Anyone who loved guns as much as he did, should have been able to get closer than he did to the doorknob while standing just a few feet from the door.
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Thanks for the links to the photos. The bullets holes look like they were fired by someone without much experience firing a weapon which contradicts reports about him going to the firing range. So, either he really believed there was an intruder and was trying maximize the chance of shooting him/her OR he knew he was going to kill Reeva and wanted it to look like he was wildly aiming.

Has there been any information about how tall he is without his prosthetic legs on?
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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Thanks for the links to the photos. The bullets holes look like they were fired by someone without much experience firing a weapon which contradicts reports about him going to the firing range. So, either he really believed there was an intruder and was trying maximize the chance of shooting him/her OR he knew he was going to kill Reeva and wanted it to look like he was wildly aiming.

Has there been any information about how tall he is without his prosthetic legs on?
Cleary - he fired in a fit of rage and anger, not caring if he hit her or not. Of course he wasn't aiming at the doorknob. There was no aiming involved, there was only emotion. He knew she was in the bathroom.
I still call it murder.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I agree it was murder. I don't see how it can be anything except murder when one blindly shoots through a door. Any reasonable person would know they are bound to hit somebody (girlfriend, intruder, etc.) on the other side.
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