Oscar Pistorius Murder Case

Oscar Pistorius Murder Case

Postby deja vu on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:27 am

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http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013 ... e-van?lite

Oscar Pistorius may have a helping hand in his case. Thanks to the South African Police Force. Corruption, murder, rape, beatings are the norm among them. The head investigator that was just removed from his case is facing 7 charges of attempted murder and he contaminated the scene of the murder by not following protocol.

That brings all the evidence found into question. How do you prove that the evidence is 100% safe and not corrupted or planted?

Apparently the force receives little training and obeying the law is a joke, they break it more then obey it. This time a man was handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged to his death and then put his body in a cell to cover up what they did. An officer that was not involved found his body hours later. Thank God people videotaped their actions from start to finish. They even stopped the van to move his legs and then sped up faster. They didn't care that they were being videotaped which is even more disturbing.

With all this going on, it may be impossible for the Prosecutor to prove any wrongdoing by Pistorius. He has already been caught in a few lies in the bail hearing. The biggest was when he kept saying the substance they found in his house were banned and it turns out they are not. It's only when the Defense questioned the now removed cop did the lies start falling apart. When that happened, the Prosecution then admitted they did not now what it was. So much of the crime scene was corrupted and evidence mishandled by the police that they may have handed the case to the Defense team.

Phiyega has sought to upgrade the reputation of the South African police. Last month, Phiyega told a group of police officials the standing of the force "has been severely but not irreparably tarnished over the past several years."



I would say it''s permanently tarnished. Even if they clean up the force, nothing will change the publics mind when it comes to the force. Actions speak louder than words, and they destroyed the public's trust long ago.
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Re: Oscar Pistorius Murder Case

Postby signs on Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:41 pm

Oscar Pistorius faced another day of relentless cross-examination Friday as the prosecution challenged his account of the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has accused the athlete of hiding the truth about the death of Steenkamp, whom he shot last year through a closed toilet door in his home in Pretoria, South Africa.

His questions again sought to undermine Pistorius' reliability and credibility and to portray the Olympic athlete as someone who was inventing his version of events and "tailoring" evidence to suit his story.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/11/world/afr ... ?hpt=hp_t2


Over a year later and still no closer to the truth of what really happened that night.

The police blew it from the start, handling evidence inappropriately including moving items from one place to another, stealing items from the house, etc., and the prosecution doesn't seem to be making headway in their cross examination and with the police misteps, he may just walk away with this or at least a much lesser punishment.
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Re: Oscar Pistorius Murder Case

Postby pretzels on Fri May 02, 2014 6:30 pm

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/oscar-pistorius-trial-athletes-friend-asked-him-if-he-was-fing-mad-after-shooting-through-sunroof-9184076.html

See that the trial continues. Had not known if there was an outcome or if there was continuing questioning. Story has sort of fallen off the headlines, given other events in the world. However, the trial remains a human interest story and of a person who died.
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Re: Oscar Pistorius Murder Case

Postby deja vu on Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:31 pm

A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing.

Judge Thokozile Masipa said there was not enough evidence to support the contention that Pistorius knew Steenkamp was behind a locked toilet door in his home when he shot through the door in the predawn hours of Valentine's Day last year. Masipa said prosecutors had not proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Pistorius intended to kill Steenkamp.

"It's a big burden off us, off our shoulders," Pistorius's uncle, Arnold Pistorius, said. "We always knew the facts of the matter and we never had any doubt in Oscar's version of this tragic incident."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/oscar-pist ... -1.2763998

pretzels - The trial is over, but not the drama. Still no idea why the Judge started the verdict, went on for hours and then adjourned for the day to continue into the next day. The bet is that he may receive little to zero time in jail. Probably community service and behave for X number of years, maybe no more guns in his possession. As for bail, it may be the norm for cases like this in South Africa, but it's not like he could bail out of the country, after all he is too well known to be able to hide for long.
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Re: Oscar Pistorius Murder Case

Postby no1home on Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:40 pm

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has begun serving time in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

He was driven to Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison where he is expected to be housed in the hospital wing. Judge Thokozile Masipa gave Pistorius a five-year jail sentence for culpable homicide, but cleared him of murder. His defence said it expected him to serve about 10 months, with the remainder under house arrest. His family say he will not appeal.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29712728

If the cost of keeping him in prison gets to be too much he may be out sooner than 10 months.

His athletic career is now up in the air. He can try to keep in shape in prison, but will have to wait and see if they give him permission to continue once he is under house arrest.


However, Dup De Bruyn, a lawyer for the Steenkamp family, told Reuters that he believed Pistorius would probably serve two years.


I doubt that will happen, he is probably just trying to make the family feel a little better about the sentence.
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