Other High Profile Cases and Persons of Interest > Oscar Pistorius and the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Supreme Court finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of murdering Reeva Steenkamp

<< < (4/4)


--- Quote from: Jean-Pierre on December 14, 2015, 05:35:00 PM ---You are directing your ire in the wrong direction.  Its for the Prosecution to make their case sufficently well that the court will be able to judge the case. 

The defense role is to, well.... defend. 

If the prosecution cannot make their case, then that is not the fault of the defense.

--- End quote ---

Your first point is wrong in this case as its been decreed it wasnt judged well, not that the prosecution did not make a good enough case, indeed, it must have made a very strong case for the judge to be overruled and confirm the prosecutions line of murder

And yes, the defense role is to defend....but to use dirty tactics and lies whendefending is, well, indefensible ...after all arent all barristers after truth and justice?


Sorry, maybe Roux believed Oscar...yeah that must be his defense

Does anyone else think this is a friggin farce?

Oscar Pistorius: why athlete has been granted bail

08 December 2015

Oscar Pistorius has been released on bail until he returns to court in April next year.

The athlete's conviction for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was last week changed from culpable homicide to murder.

Today, his defence lawyer Barry Roux revealed that an application for leave to appeal would be brought to the Constitutional Court.

He requested that Pistorius remains at the home of his uncle, Arnold Pistorius, until the appeal or – if the appeal is unsuccessful – he returns to the High Court for sentencing.

Judge Aubrey Ledwaba agreed to release Pistorius on bail of 10,000 rand (around 460) and postponed the case until 18 April 2016.

Ledwaba said Pistorius had proven that he is not a flight risk and had kept his bail conditions, even when facing possible life imprisonment, when charged with premeditated murder before and during his original trial.

Pistorius will return to his uncle's house but must not leave the district of Tshwane and must surrender his passport. The athlete will be electronically tagged and must submit travel plans to his investigating officer.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel did not oppose bail, but argued that Pistorius needed 24/7 monitoring now that he has been convicted of murder. "We feel strongly that he should not leave the house at any time," he said.

However, the judge said this was not in the interests of justice. Pistorius will therefore be able to leave the house every day between 7am and midday and can travel within a 20km radius of his uncle's home.

Pistorius was present in court, but spoke only to confirm that the affidavit was in his name, reports The Guardian.

Defence lawyer Roux told the court that Pistorius could no longer afford the much higher bail of one million rand, initially agreed when Pistorius was first released after Steenkamp's death in February 2013. The 10,000 rand must be paid by this Friday.


I suppose hes not a danger to anyone anymore and soon he will be serving a few years, he was SAs national hero for some years sportwise, he is disabled, it was a crime of passion ,  I suppose it was a decision borne of compassion though the harsh sentence is due...quite a good balance really

The farce will have been if he was set free after a few months in jail for ahootng ha girlfriends brains out...in the usa you can get 20 years for not even klling someone

The original decision was bloody ridiculous. His story had so many holes and I cannot believe anyone could possibly believe he did not know who he was shooting at anyway. Honestly...


--- Quote from: Vicky on February 26, 2016, 06:54:50 PM ---The original decision was bloody ridiculous. His story had so many holes and I cannot believe anyone could possibly believe he did not know who he was shooting at anyway. Honestly...

--- End quote ---

I have always said the same thing.  Pistorius knew what he was doing and hopefully now he will be convicted of cold blooded murder.


[0] Message Index

[*] Previous page

Go to full version