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Oscar Pistorius Found Not Guilty Of Premeditated Murder.




Who else is watching? The last time I was this fascinated by a murder trial was the O.J Simpson trial  of 1994, but although I was a bit too young to completely understand what was going on I still remember it almost clearly. I also remember knowing that somehow he won't be found guilty, I also remember the circus that was made out of that trail. I remember this particular part of the case where they were introduced something new into evidence; what the dog saw. I remember how chills ran through my body as I stared at the screen and imagined how they knew what the dog said, can the dog talk? Did they scan his brain to know what he saw? I never figured it out because I was probably in school preparing for Common Entrance when that aired. Well that's been several years ago and this is now. 

Oscar Pistorius has been found not guilty of premeditated murder. However, the court proceeding will resume soon and The Judge will deliver her verdict on the charge of manslaughter, culpable homicide, and other firearms offenses. 

According to Myne Whitman's blog ;



Oscar Pistorius did not commit murder the night he killed Reeva Steenkamp, but his conduct was "negligent," the judge at his trial said, suggesting she will find the Olympian guilty of culpable homicide.



There is no minimum sentence for culpable homicide in South African law. It's up to the judge to decide.



He did not intend to kill her, Judge Thokozile Masipa said.



As he fired four bullets into the bathroom of his home in Pretoria on Valentine's Day last year, he did not foresee the "possibility that he would kill the person behind the door, let alone the deceased, as he thought she was in the bedroom at the time," Masipa said.



Evidence suggests that Pistorius genuinely believed the person in the bathroom was an intruder, although that is irrelevant to the case, the judge said.


Pistorius could have taken other actions when he thought there was an intruder, she said. "All the accused had to do was to pick up his cell phone to call security or the police," she said.



"He could have run to the balcony and screamed in the same way he screamed after the incident," she added, noting that Pistorius called security after the incident and could have done so when he heard what he thought was an intruder.



Earlier, while clearing him of murder charges, the judge said there were not enough facts to prove the most serious charge of pre-meditated murder. She said the case was based entirely on circumstantial evidence and dismissed the witness testimony.



She said the witnesses were unreliable as they were confused when giving testimony and said most of what they said weren't accurate. She said even if Oscar was evasive with some facts, and was a 'very poor' witness, it doesn't mean he's guilty of murder.



She explained that Oscar's reaction after killing Reeva shows he didn't have criminal intent, hadn't foreseen he'd killed her. She said he could not have faked his reaction minutes after the shooting.



She even dismissed the whatsapp message between the lovers, saying relationships are dynamic. She also said evidence did not support the state's claim of second degree murder.




"The state has not proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of premeditated murder. There are just not enough facts to support such a finding'- she said.



Comments

  1. I can't begin to care about the world. Else i'll go mad. Lemme just focus on my family & personal wahala.
    RIPP Reeva.

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  3. Hmm...
    I might not be a lawyer but the dude has to be guilty of somerhing.
    I guess Ray Rice didn't intend to knock-out his fiancee in the elevator too. C'est la vie...

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  4. I am shocked that he wasn't found guilty. With all the evidences tendered before the court he still escaped. It is well. Rip Reeva

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  5. Hmmmmm....
    Nobody can be certain of wat rily hapund dt day except oscar n reeva, so we cnt b too sure abt whether he's actually guilty or nt since d oda party is nt here 2 say her own side of d story......
    I dnt knw why buh I kinda alwys knew sumwia in my mind dt he will nt be found guilty.D law isn't alwys perfect in its judgement sha buh I hope dey r right abt dis.

    RIP Reeva

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  6. Better to let 99 free than have one innocent man in prison. I think Oscar is perhaps very guilty, but all the evidences r circumstantial. He will forever live with the guilt. His life will never be the same again. He better go work on his anger issues. Only God knows what really happened that day. CEO

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  7. Better to let 99 free than have one innocent man in prison. I think Oscar is perhaps very guilty, but all the evidences r circumstantial. He will forever live with the guilt. His life will never be the same again. He better go work on his anger issues. Only God knows what really happened that day. CEO

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  8. Better to let 99 guilty men free*** CEO

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  9. Better to let 99 guilty men free*** CEO

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  10. Better to let 99 guilty men free*** CEO

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  11. Really shocking..cos there were clear evidences of pre-meditated murder.
    Only God knows exactly what happened dat night. We're mortals. Rip Reeva.

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  12. One more woman gone to domestic violence. It just keeps happening. O.J completely got away with his. WTF is wrong with this world?

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  13. Like Ruth said, ama just focus on my family and personal ish. Got alot to deal with myslf.

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  14. clearly... oscar has mental issues that cause him to behave in a somewhat bipolar way (from his ex gf sam taylor's mums book)... so i dont see how he couldnt have faked his reaction after the shooting...
    and then he knew just how powerful that gun was... i mean!!! he had blown up watermelons with d damn thing... and he expected that shooting a human in a tiny bathroom through a door (not even a wall o) with the gun would not kill them.. hmmm
    guess its time for me to relocate to pretoria... i could lure that person iv been dying to kill there... and then shoot them n call d police to come help... if i'm lucky enough i'd get judge Masipa.. maybe afterr putting some yoruba dramatics in, i'd be discharged and acquitted...

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