Oscar Pistorius Trial

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  1. barney

    barney Active Member

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    Starts tomorrow I personally think that Pistorius knew what he was doing he lost his temper and he murdered his girlfriend it will be a travesty if he walks free
     
  2. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    I agree. She was such a beautiful woman too. Very sad. He's guilty.
     
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  3. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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  4. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Guy who ran in the Olympics w/o lower legs.
     
  5. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Who knows with that legal system, but he sure as hell seems guilty to me.
     
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  6. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    You mean when you think someone broke in your house you don't go and shoot into your locked bathroom with no idea where your girlfriend is?
     
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  7. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    It's South Africa. Their forensics and prosecutorial system aren't exactly world-renowned. Wouldn't be surprised if he were acquitted on some absurd technicality.
     
  8. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I don't doubt he might be able to buy himself out of it. The news about a week or two ago said that his lawyers were negotiating a settlement with her parents.
     
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    and what does that say about her parents?
     
  10. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    It may say that they don't trust the system and know there is a chance he might go free. Any settlement they reach also probably won't impact his criminal trial. It is two separate things. Just like O.J.'s criminal case and his civil case were separate issues.
     
  11. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Their system may not be the same as ours. There are many countries where the prosecution, even in criminal trials, represents the victim and not the State.

    If it's inquisitive then it's really different from ours.
     
  12. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    According to what I read the potential settlement is a separate deal. They would likely have to sign a non-disclosure agreement, so he would not be admitting any fault and the settlement could not be used in the criminal case. Apparently, she was supporting her parents through her modeling career and they now have no income. If there is no non-disclosure agreement then the prosecution can use the settlement in the case.
     
  13. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    must...
    ...hold...
    back...
     
  14. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    I also think he did it, but I do not think he did it premeditated. I think they got in a fight, and he snapped. It happens, unfortunately.
     
  15. barney

    barney Active Member

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    I mean the guy hasn't got a leg to stand on!
     
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  16. WoodysGirl

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    Ba-doom bash!
     
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  17. Stryker44

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    Wonder how a schmuck like him could land a woman like that.
     
  18. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    simple, star athlete
     
  19. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-26510897

    Pathologist Gert Saayman told the court that Reeva Steenkamp was shot three times, in the head, hip and arm.

    The judge had earlier banned live broadcast of the post-mortem examination testimony.

    The Paralympic athlete, on trial for murder, denies intentionally killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

    Mr Pistorius' body jerked and he retched as he heard the pathologist's evidence, reports the BBC's Pumza Fihlani at the court in Pretoria.

    A bucket was placed next to Mr Pistorius, who broke down in tears on several occasions, leading the judge to briefly halt proceedings.
     
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