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Old 04-28-2014, 03:27 PM
 
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The part that still baffles me is how he (or his team) thought this story would even make sense.

Yes, I understand he felt vulnerable without his prostethes.
Yes, I understand it was the middle of the night.
Yes, I understand he lives in a high crime area.

What I don't understand is how anybody on the other side of a locked door is a real and immediate threat? Why not find something to barricade the person in and call the police?

I don't understand how any rational human being whose ever been in a relationship with another adult would not do a visual or at least auditory check for their whereabouts ESPECIALLY if one fears that an intruder is in the house.

I don't understand how a famous person will a "team" of advisors couldn't concoct a better lie than this ridiculously transparent one.

Yeah, exactly.
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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At the start of the trial I had him hung drawn and quartered... now Im not so sure...the witnesses that said they heard screams then gunshots also said they saw a light in the toillet at the same time... but Oscar said the light was broken and wasnt on and another witness a policeman confirmed this.. Too many things were also moved by police that had still to be looked at by forensics including watches of Oscars being stolen by police...this all goes in his favour.. we ll have to wait though on the remainting witnesses to show up.... but now I can see him getting off with a much reduced charge...
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:13 AM
 
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What is going on with this case...i never hear anything on tv about it.
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I believe the judge postponed the trial for a few weeks in order to unclog the waiting pipeline of other cases.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:46 PM
 
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The trial resume this Monday, May 5th. You can catch it live on Youtube at around 3:30 a.m. if you are so inclined.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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This clearly draws attention to the question of how someone doesn't notice where their partner is during such an incident:

Interesting Pistorius timeline as offered by donmack | Phils Musings
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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The original headline is quite misleading.

He wasn't charged with murder because he mistook her for an intruder.

He was charged with murder because they did not believe he mistook her for an intruder.


Big difference !
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:20 PM
 
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At the start of the trial I had him hung drawn and quartered... now Im not so sure...the witnesses that said they heard screams then gunshots also said they saw a light in the toillet at the same time... but Oscar said the light was broken and wasnt on and another witness a policeman confirmed this.. Too many things were also moved by police that had still to be looked at by forensics including watches of Oscars being stolen by police...this all goes in his favour.. we ll have to wait though on the remainting witnesses to show up.... but now I can see him getting off with a much reduced charge...
What are options to convict him with? The conviction should fit the crime - obviously I think we can all sensibly agree he didn't really think there was a bad guy in the bathroom and he though his girlfriend was in the bad next to him. That's just nonsensical. But also this isn't a case of premeditated murder, perhaps he didn't even mean to harm her although we may never know. He was a violent, rage-filled idiot. Argued with his girlfriend, she retreated to the bathroom, and in a fit of rage he got his weapon out and fired some rounds through the door, with the intention of either 1.) harming her, or 2.) to release some pent-up anger via the discharge of the gun (similar to punching a hole in a plasterboard wall) and also to scare her. The question would be - did he mean to harm her, or was this an extreme example of negligent discharge of a weapon? Both deserve jail time - #1 - for decades, #2 - for a few years at least.
He might have actually gained more credibility if his defense just argued to #2.
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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What are options to convict him with? The conviction should fit the crime - obviously I think we can all sensibly agree he didn't really think there was a bad guy in the bathroom and he though his girlfriend was in the bad next to him. That's just nonsensical. But also this isn't a case of premeditated murder, perhaps he didn't even mean to harm her although we may never know. He was a violent, rage-filled idiot. Argued with his girlfriend, she retreated to the bathroom, and in a fit of rage he got his weapon out and fired some rounds through the door, with the intention of either 1.) harming her, or 2.) to release some pent-up anger via the discharge of the gun (similar to punching a hole in a plasterboard wall) and also to scare her. The question would be - did he mean to harm her, or was this an extreme example of negligent discharge of a weapon? Both deserve jail time - #1 - for decades, #2 - for a few years at least.
He might have actually gained more credibility if his defense just argued to #2.

BIG difference between knocking a hole in the wall and shooting a hole in the wall.

About the same difference as hitting someone in the face or shooting someone in the face.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:11 PM
 
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BIG difference between knocking a hole in the wall and shooting a hole in the wall.

About the same difference as hitting someone in the face or shooting someone in the face.
Thank you Captain Obvious for your contribution to this topic.
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