Saturday, February 22, 2014

‘Blade Runner’ trial could go either way with existing evidence

 Good Day World!

 I’ve never had more conflicted feelings about a famous murder trial than the one involving Oscar Pistorius, and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius, sometimes called “Blade Runner” says he accidently shot Steenkamp last Valentine's Day thinking she was an intruder.

Prosecutors said he intentionally shot and killed Steenkamp , 29, through the locked door of his bathroom following a domestic dispute.

There’s evidence supporting both Pistorius, and the prosecution’s claims.

Pistorius told security guards that nothing was wrong after he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, according to leaked prosecution evidence ahead of his murder trial, South African media reported Friday... news channel eNCA reported – citing prosecution documents in its possession.

Prosecutors will also argue that ballistic evidence suggests the amount, trajectory and grouping of the shots fired through a locked door can only indicate a direct intention to kill, according to a similar report by Eyewitness News.

Pistorius trial: State to rely on '13 facts'

This article supports Pistorius’s story:

Oscar Pistorius trial: Prosecution setback as new documents reveal athlete was 'most likely on his stumps'

The trial begins on Monday, March 3rd. There’s going to be a dedicated 24-hour television channel in South Africa, the country's top cable provider has said, promising "round-the-clock" coverage of one of the blockbuster stories of the year.

MultiChoice said the temporary "pop-up" channel will launch on Sunday, March 2nd, the day before  Pistorius goes on trial in a high court in Pretoria.

Time for me to walk on down the road…


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