Thursday, September 11, 2014

South African Oscar Pistorius gets away with murder.

South African Oscar Pistorius gets away with murder


It would have been bogus and surprising if South African Oscar Pistorius had been convicted of premeditated murder.

 It's hard to convict a celebrity of murder. If Pistorius wasn't an Olympian, perhaps the judge would have seen the murder of Reeva Steenkamp in a different light? While Oscar Pistorius trial had been highly publicized as an exhibition of 'How to get away with murder? Be an athlete' a life was lost on in a bathroom door in February 2013. 

The 41 day exhibition trial comes to an end. There were no jury as the trials was conducted in South Africa, so it has been left to Judge Masipa, with the help of two aides, to render the verdict on her own.

Ms. Steenkamp, Judge Masipa agreed “was killed under very peculiar circumstances,” but “what is not conjecture is that the accused armed himself with a loaded firearm.”

“The state clearly has not proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of premeditated murder,” she said. “There are not enough facts.”

“In my view, none of this evidence, from the state or defense, proves anything, she said. “Normal relationships are dynamic and unpredictable sometimes.”

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