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Posted by: Roger
« on: March 04, 2016, 05:41:07 AM »

Oscar Pistorious' appeal, against the upgrading of his offence to murder from 'culpable homicide' has now been rejected apparently.
Awaiting resentencing - April 18th.
15 years less time served already ?
Maybe justice will be done in the end.
Posted by: Roger
« on: December 05, 2015, 04:46:17 AM »

One of the appeal Judges pointed out that the identity of the victim was quite irrelevant to the crime - i.e. Pistorious's action in shooting was anyway gambling with the life of a person behind the door.
The original Judge Masimba is now on the spot ! Even though she has been heavily criticised, bizarrely it is she, who has to revise the sentence to a 'minimum' 15 years. less time served - though a lower period can be applied in exceptional circumstances.
Posted by: Roger
« on: December 03, 2015, 07:40:45 PM »

Yes JF - apparently the original Judge - who got it wrong apparently - will have to impose a revised sentence for murder - but the minimum is 15 years !
Maybe justice has been done this time.
Reeva R.I.P.
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: December 03, 2015, 04:30:51 PM »

The appeal court found him guilty of murder now. Guess he'll have to do a few more days.
Posted by: Roger
« on: October 16, 2015, 06:59:51 AM »

Now noticed DD's cartoon - brilliant.
Oscar leaves jail for house arrest after 11 months !
Is that revisiting the scene of his crime ?
I hope they take his guns away.
Absolutely scandalous IMO
R.I.P. Reeva
Posted by: dawn
« on: October 24, 2014, 03:18:45 PM »

what! he left his balls behind :lol
Posted by: dodgeydave
« on: October 23, 2014, 06:00:17 PM »


Just for you
Posted by: Roger
« on: October 22, 2014, 05:24:25 PM »

So Oscar Pistorious is likely to serve just 10 months of a 5 year prison sentence.
Listening to all the drivel talked in sympathising with this 'murdering' offender during the sentencing - words failed me.
The Judge seemed more concerned about the Offender than the much loved Lady who was so brutally murdered.
The Steenkamps are reportedly disgusted at the sentence.

Posted by: Roger
« on: September 12, 2014, 04:58:44 PM »

The Trial has been very hard to follow, throughout, IMO and the Judge, (politically correct being 'Coloured' and a Woman), verges on the incomprehensible, constantly lost in detail and can't even read her notes sometimes. Rumpole would have sorted this lot out ! (Dawn my comment about the Judge is based on her performance not the fact that she's a woman etc - I'd have commented the same if she'd been a Man and of White hue !).
JF so the maximum is 15 years and the sentences are usually sub 5 years - I wouldn't be surprised if OP gets less than that or no prison at all.
The good 'ole Daily Mail has a report today from another of Pistorious's ex-girlfriends, (very glamorous again). Apparently she was very frightened of him and hid his Gun as she feared he would kill her, she was forced to sit on the naughty step, AND he drove her at 200 mph in his Porsche to punish her for something.
Sorry Guys I don't normally join the lynch mob so to speak, but these proceedings have been just bizarre.
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: September 12, 2014, 04:37:03 PM »

"Manslaughter through culpable negligence", usually carries a maximum of less than 5 years.
Posted by: Roger
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:29:27 PM »

Well I am frankly gobsmacked. Fair enough probably not premeditated murder, (lost temper) - acquitted.
But to be acquitted of murder - amazing. Just happened to fire 4 dum dum bullets through a bathroom door - surely if he didn't know it was Reeva in there the intention was still murder.
Clever defence to get away with the idea that the screaming was his ! Ludicrous IMO.
I hope he gets the maximum 15 years for manslaughter but I doubt it.
The Steenkamp family must be devastated. Oscar you are one crazy B*stard. Sorry.
Posted by: Roger
« on: June 19, 2014, 08:28:39 PM »

I wonder how the psychological evaluation is going on ....
I just don't see how Oscar P could not be um, innocent until proven Guilty.
Posted by: Roger
« on: May 06, 2014, 07:51:25 PM »

Yes the evidence was going on in the same vein when I last noticed a few minutes ago - when younger I knew how to lose my temper quite well and the immediate result for me and nearly all folks - is remorse, dramatic remorse maybe - which explains the drivel going on in Court now. Hard to see how he cannot be guilty of murdering someone !
A nonsensical process going on. Let justice prevail. Innocent or guilty.
Posted by: sicho
« on: May 06, 2014, 05:48:12 PM »

With you on that Roger.

1. Nudge wife or girlfriend and ask her to call the police. If she's not there, be very careful what you do next.

2. Take a gun by all means but shoot only at a visible target who is armed and threatening to harm you.

3. Preferably, use a non-lethal weapon, such as pepper spray, that will disable a target at some distance from you unless he has a gun or knife.

The guy broke several rules that he would have been taught at his club and there is a witness to what he was taught.
Posted by: Roger
« on: May 06, 2014, 03:28:56 PM »

I'm not following this fairly nauseating process too closely but I have heard snippets of a bizarre defence being mounted for Pistorious - they are detailing his extreme distress after the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp - if he had lost his temper and shot her in a rage, he would surely have had regrets instantaneously - so how can his distress have any relevance to a defence. at all ?
The point seems quite meaningless to me.
Anyone who's ever got up to check for intruders would always check that a loved one was safe, (i.e. whereabouts known), before looking around. The idea that he didn't know Reeva was not in bed when he went looking for an 'intruder' is bizarre.
He's guilty of murder anyway - of persons known or unknown - who can fire 4 ? times through a toilet door at a suspected intruder without getting some semblance of identity or allowing a surrender - the gun was in his hand as protection after all.
One would check who was in there methinks !
This South African Court is not very impressive IMO.
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: April 12, 2014, 06:43:38 AM »

Posted by: nookiebear
« on: April 12, 2014, 06:17:15 AM »

100% guilty
Posted by: Roger
« on: April 08, 2014, 07:19:06 PM »

Truly nauseating - the attempts of OP to excuse himself.
Such a frightened baby - screaming because he thought there might be a burglar ! But he had a gun ! In hand.
Bollocks. Christ I think I'm a wimp but this Guy is a nuclear wimp.
He is guilty of murder even if it was a burglar - which it wasn't of course. His Gal had of course vapourised when he went looking around.
I lived in Nigeria with 50 padlocks on my house. I've also walked around Johannesburg unaccompanied.
A man who can compete in the Olympics racing without legs can't be the drip portrayed conveniently now. He killed his Gal in anger.
The on-screen crying is driving me potty. I'm sure it was only temper. But he must be bang on Guilty.
But if he is found not guilty - mmmmmmmmmmmmm.
And we Brits moan about our legal system.
I feel better now.
But I have to say, I don't think I've heard such sh*t since Bliar decided to collude in killing hundreds of thousands in Iraq 2.
Posted by: sicho
« on: March 03, 2014, 07:49:26 PM »

Here's a first report from the trial:
Posted by: Roger
« on: March 03, 2014, 04:04:28 PM »

The appalling 'Sky News' is already over-dosing on the coming trial - I must say, it appears to me that already, Pistorious has no chance of a fair trial. I realise that this is a tragic case and if he is truly guilty, I hope he gets a massive sentence - I just can't resist the obvious joke.
A guilty verdict looks inescapable on the basis of the clips I have seen - he doesn't have a leg to stand on !
With apologies ....