What do you think of the Oscar Pistorius case? If you could decide the case, what would be your decision?

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    Jul 15, 2014 3:25 PM GMT
    My answer:

    Just this morning I noticed my s.o. wasn't in bed with me, and then I heard strange noises coming from my bathroom. Obviously I thought it was a murderer who stopped to take a dump before killing me, so I got my handgun and emptied it in the direction of the noise.

    In other words, I think he's guilty.

    What do others think as we await a verdict from the judge? (No jury, as you no doubt know - one judge decides this).
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    Jul 15, 2014 3:44 PM GMT
    he's hot so he should be set free.

    even if he's guilty and a murderer i'd let him stab me repeatedly ♥
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    Jul 15, 2014 3:47 PM GMT
    It seems he doesn't want to take responsibility for what he has done.
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    Jul 15, 2014 3:55 PM GMT
    talknerdy2me saidhe's hot so he should be set free.

    even if he's guilty and a murderer i'd let him stab me repeatedly ♥


    lol wat?
  • tj85016

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    Jul 15, 2014 4:02 PM GMT
    he's clearly a sociopath, guilty
  • venue35

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    Jul 15, 2014 4:08 PM GMT
    Seems guilty to me.
  • Destinharbor

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    Jul 15, 2014 4:41 PM GMT
    Guilty. But this is very sad.
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    Jul 15, 2014 4:59 PM GMT
    I haven't followed the trial, but I'm a big fan of mob justice. GUILTY!
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    Jul 15, 2014 5:25 PM GMT
    Even if his account (that he shot through the door believing there was an intruder behind it) is accepted by the judge, he could still be found guilty of culpable homicide. I think he would have been better off pleading culpable homicide for his gf's death and hoping for a lenient sentence from the judge. We'll see.
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    Jul 15, 2014 6:14 PM GMT
    How will he protect himself in jail?
  • tj85016

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    Jul 15, 2014 6:20 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidHow will he protect himself in jail?


    he'll fashion a shiv from one of his legs
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 15, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
    All the evidence I've seen shows him to be guilty.
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    Jul 15, 2014 7:51 PM GMT
    "so I got my handgun"
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    Jul 15, 2014 7:55 PM GMT
    Could anyone link me to the story and what happened?
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    Dec 03, 2015 9:42 PM GMT
    It took a while, but "guilty of murder" it is.

    Oscar Pistorius guilty of murdering Reeva Steenkamp

    Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder after a South African appeals court overturned an earlier manslaughter verdict.

    Pistorius killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013 after shooting four times through a locked toilet door.
    He is currently under house arrest after spending one year of his original five-year sentence in jail.

    Pistorius will have to return to court to be re-sentenced, for murder.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-34993002
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    Dec 03, 2015 9:47 PM GMT
    The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward...
  • David3K

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    Dec 03, 2015 9:53 PM GMT
    David3K said"so I got my handgun"
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    Haha damn, I was gonna quote this "hidden member" guy and say +1 and laugh about the gif...and guess what? It was me icon_cool.gificon_lol.gif
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    Dec 03, 2015 11:33 PM GMT
    What a curious legal system. They convict you of manslaughter and after you've done your time then find you guilty of murder.

    Hunh...

    David666k is correct. And on Valentine's Day. (Not that any other day would have made it more palatable)

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    Dec 03, 2015 11:35 PM GMT
    He should have left the country if he had the chance. Couldn't happen in the USA (being tried for a crime [murder} found guilty of a lesser crime [manslaughter] and then be sentenced for murder.) Double jeopardy. Wonder if it could happen in England (where South Africa got most of its law from).
  • rnch

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    Dec 03, 2015 11:56 PM GMT
    Cute

    But

    Guilty.
  • bro4bro

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    Dec 04, 2015 4:27 AM GMT
    Yep I think he's guilty as sin.

    But I also think South Africa's justice system is fucked up.

    It's not that unusual though. Much of the world allows "double jeopardy" of one sort or another - whether it's an appeals court elevating the charge to a more serious one (as in Oscar's case) or increasing the sentence far beyond what was originally levied (anybody remember Midnight Express?).

    In the U.S. legal system, only defendants are allowed to appeal a sentence; prosecutors aren't allowed to lobby for a stiffer penalty. And they can't try you for the same offense twice. This was extremely progressive thinking two hundred years ago, and is still far ahead of much of the world today.
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    Dec 04, 2015 4:30 AM GMT
    Guilty
  • JackNNJ

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    Dec 04, 2015 4:32 AM GMT
    He'd be six feet under.
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    Dec 04, 2015 4:43 AM GMT
    NYT: Under South African law — as in some European countries and Canada — state prosecutors can appeal a verdict to a higher court, as they did in this case. Experts say appeals court judges in South Africa, which does not have a jury system, routinely overturn verdicts or sentences handed down in a lower court.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/04/world/africa/oscar-pistorius.html
  • Apparition

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    Dec 04, 2015 5:01 AM GMT
    did they actually say WHY he shot her? I mean she was pretty hot for a chick, and he was the one with the money no? I mean what was the benefit?


    oh wait....the eX....
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    kind of a waste on both sides. pretty much both lost.