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Old 10-18-2014, 10:37 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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My sentiments exactly. She probably told him she was leaving him and that it was over, then he killed her, then made it appear like it was accidental. He should spend the rest of his life behind bars, or executed, for what he did. Damn shame.
And if Oscar approached the bathroom door and actually believed an intruder was inside, wouldn't he have yelled at the door something like "Who's in the bathroom? Come out now or I'll shoot ... I have a gun!"

And wouldn't Reeva have replied back from inside the bathroom?

I find it completely impossible for me to believe Oscar's version of the story.

And it's amazing that Oscar wasn't found guilty of 1st degree murder.
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Old 10-18-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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If not 1st degree, then 2nd degree. I don't beliieve his lame brain story 1 bit!!!
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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It's a tough call. He's a batterer for sure and those guys by definition are childish, melodramatic, unstable, likely to shoot first and ask questions never -- but you sure wouldn't want to see someone use that as a mitigating factor in a criminal trial.

I also want to know more about what the definition of 1st degree murder is in South Africa. It's all a matter of the wording of the law. Their laws might make it impossible to give this guy what he deserves. I just read a book that explains that in Tennessee it is close to flat impossible to get a 1st-degree murder conviction, unless the guy videotapes or writes out for posterity exactly what he plans to do and to whom. Otherwise it is 2nd-degree or less.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:17 AM
 
Location: southern california
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what do we learn from this? dont own firearms? watch out for high achievers? watch out for ADA people? dont mess with ADA boyfriends? dont use the bathroom if there is a gun in the house?
avoid people that do olympics they are over stressed?
what is the lesson?
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:27 AM
 
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what do we learn from this? dont own firearms? watch out for high achievers? watch out for ADA people? dont mess with ADA boyfriends? dont use the bathroom if there is a gun in the house?
avoid people that do olympics they are over stressed?
what is the lesson?
It's the same lesson the world over:

Money, power, and prestige can get you out of almost anything.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:27 AM
 
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what do we learn from this? dont own firearms? watch out for high achievers? watch out for ADA people? dont mess with ADA boyfriends? dont use the bathroom if there is a gun in the house?
avoid people that do olympics they are over stressed?
what is the lesson?
Don't date a borderline-paranoid batterer who sleeps with a gun under his pillow after threatening to kill you with it.
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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And if Oscar approached the bathroom door and actually believed an intruder was inside, wouldn't he have yelled at the door something like "Who's in the bathroom? Come out now or I'll shoot ... I have a gun!"

And wouldn't Reeva have replied back from inside the bathroom?

I find it completely impossible for me to believe Oscar's version of the story.

And it's amazing that Oscar wasn't found guilty of 1st degree murder.
If I thought I had an intruder TRAPPED in the bathroom, I would have yelled for Reeva to call the cops while I guarded the door.....then told the intruder if he opens the bathroom door he is going to get shot.

Then, of course, Reeva would have called out that it was her in the bathroom.

Like you and others, I also think he should have gotten life, as I believe he knew damn well it was Reeva he was shooting at.
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Old 10-21-2014, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Just heard on the news.....he only got 5 years in prison.

Does that mean he can be up for parole and out in 2 or 3 years like in the US?
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:54 AM
 
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Under Dutch law which is similar to what South Africa has he will be out in 2-3 years or sooner for time served.

What a judicial error for a guy who shot his girl friend.

I feel for the parents and hope other girls stay far from this ticking time bomb.
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:06 AM
 
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I just heard on Today show that he could only do 10 months and then be placed on house arrest. With the severe overcrowding of South African prisons, that is a real possibility.
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