Pistorius bail decision expected in South African court

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ErnestPayne wrote:

Curiouser and curiouser. I had realised that South Africa was amongst the most violent of countries but I didn’t realise it was this violent.

Feb 21, 2013 7:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
PaulBradley wrote:

Innocent until proven guilty . . .

Feb 21, 2013 11:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
PaulBradley wrote:

@ErnestPayne
There are violent people everywhere . . . Look at the violence in our country – U.S.

Feb 21, 2013 11:46am EST  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:

As a continent, Africa is the most backward, violent. Vitually lawless. If you are rich, you can do anything from rape to murder. The cop & Oscar would be “doing life” in a civilized nation.
No CSI, just the “PPP”- Pretoria Pathetic Police. Boing-boy is smart, he only fired 4 times, saving the last two rounds in case a “coup de gras” was needed.

Feb 21, 2013 12:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
patrickjane wrote:

ErnestPayne – You can’t act surprised when we have the LAPD, just one city that is known for it’s violence and violent cops. Just 2 weeks ago the police shot two women while looking for one of their own who was on a killing spree. Forget the fact that the women were delivering newspapers in a different make and model truck, at least it was blue. And when they found him they burn him up. Or the NYPD who shot 8 people walking down the street after a woman screamed about a man with a gun. His gun was in a suitcase, he had shot a co-worker on a different block. The NYPD blamed all the innocent bystander shooting on ricochet bullets. (From their guns). The wild, wild west and east.

Feb 21, 2013 12:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Willvp wrote:

A few weeks ago a prisoner was beaten to date by a circle of prison guards, in full view of a gov. commission who took pictures….to get jailed themselves for taking pictures. After confiscation of those pictures they were released…Public waiting for info…which will never come forward…One of the “small” things happening in SA apart from the 45 other murders per day.

Feb 21, 2013 12:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
pafaye wrote:

I keep asking and never get an answer. WHAT ABOUT THE BLOODIED CRICKET RACKET????? GZZZZZ. Just thrown out and never re-addressed ????

Feb 21, 2013 12:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Willvp wrote:

@pafaye: the cricket bat (not racket) was used to break open the door of the toilet, and possibly contaminated by the crime scene. Parties seem to agree on that…

Feb 21, 2013 12:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Walt_P wrote:

You just know someone’s going to make a movie out of this whole sordid affair.

Feb 21, 2013 2:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Splitter226 wrote:

What have the Romans ever done for us!?

Feb 21, 2013 3:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ofilha wrote:

this seems an clear case, but i am willing to listen to the evidence. The problem i have with the case is that i cannot understand how a man who cannot walk without help, who has his girlfriend sleeping in the same room and same bed, and who must go around the bed to get his gun, would not check to see if she was in the bed, would not tell her that he thought there was someone in the bathroom, would think it was an intruder instead of his girl friend, and instead of telling her to hide and call the police the first thing he does is to go around the bed on the side she is supposed to be sleeping and gets his gun then starts shooting at the bathroom. Then he finds out that the girl friend was the one in the bathroom? It just makes no sense and makes me question his credibility.

Feb 21, 2013 4:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Englebert wrote:

The facts as we know them to date speak for themselves. Terrified of crime and alleged death threats he claimed to have slept with the balcony doors and curtains open until 0300, before getting up to shut them, plunging the place into darkness. According to his Testimony when approaching the Bathroom having heard a noise he called out to Reeva to call the Police. Without any sound or acknowledgement from her he shot indiscriminately four times into a 10 foot square bathroom. His Brother and Lawyer were on the scene before the Police arrived. She was dressed and had her mobile phone with her before he killed her.
My feeling is that something was said or done to her that made her bolt for the door, taking refuge in the bathroom. I don’t buy the view that the Cricket Bat was used only to smash in the door after the murder, I am of the view that it was used to hit her initially and then used to smash open the bathroom door – she was trying to call for help in her terrified state so he panicked and shot her four times.
Conjecture I accept, but why or how did the Lawyer and Brother arrive before the Police did? Start to Finish his Testimony is a fabrication.

Feb 21, 2013 7:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Knickenbocker wrote:

Justice is not blind. For those with money, they’ll get bail/get off. The rest rots in jail. That simple!
I see the family of this brutal shooter wasted no time deflecting from the misdeeds of their golden boy.

Feb 21, 2013 9:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
onlyasking wrote:

ofilha he didn’t have his legs on but can still move around on his stumps. But this made him 2 feet lower and in a dark room his angle of view would not have been the same as with his legs on. The gun was on his side of the bed but when he drew the pistol as he passed the bed on his way to the bathroom. He threw the holster to one side and it ended up on her side of the bed. If you phone the police in SA you could wait hours before they arrive. Engelbert, Reeva was an active Twitter and she could have taken the phone to the bathroom to check messages. My wife of 20 years still locks the door when she goes to the toilet. The missing facts are her mobile phone records, analysis of her mobile (messages received and send) and the ballistic report indicating the height angle of the shots. If he had his legs on the angle of the shots would be different than if he was on his stumps as he claims. If he was on his legs its murder if he was on his stumps it could still be a man slaughter charge.

Feb 22, 2013 12:05am EST  --  Report as abuse
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