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Oscar Pastorius is granted bail

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Marley's Ghost, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    He only needed four slugs....


    cmon..admit it..that's what comes to mind whenever you hear the name..

  2. Uhhh, Pistorius - he's not Jaco's brother, but I understand the mistake :)
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  4. gttim


    Dec 12, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Glad they are at least going to make him wear an ankle monitor!
  5. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    I don't think that he has a leg to stand on when this goes to trial. He's not gonna walk.
  6. Actually the first thought that came to my mind is "WHO?"
  7. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Some pretty tasteless humour here, guys.

    I was reading today that if he ends up convicted and imprisoned, he'll lose his prosthetic limbs. I guess it's because they could be used as weapons?

    It's a sad and disturbing story and a young woman's family is distraught beyond repair.

    Lets reserve judgement until the verdict, eh?

    Carry on.

    Oh and yes, it's Pistorius.
  8. Are you saying he would have a leg up on the other inmates?
  9. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    It's pretty clear that he shot and killed the woman, Pistorius doesn't dispute that. The question is was it a case of mistaken identity i.e. he thought his girlfriend was a burglar hiding in the bathroom, though one wonders why if they're spending the night together why he would think it would be someone other than her in the bathroom because she obviously wasn't in the bed.
  10. What I want to know is why wouldn't he just talk through the bathroom door and ask who's there? He only needed to say her name once...Reeva? To know if it wasn't her in the bathroom before shooting.
  11. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Yes, it's all very odd. Something strange happened, that's for sure.
  12. ....but were they lined or unlined?
  13. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    My understanding (from people who have lived there) is that, even in the "good" neighborhoods of South Africa, break-in robberies are rampant. This kind of constant threat is the way of life, not the exception.
  14. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    No matter how it ends up his life is changed forever and I suspect his lifestyle will soon also.
  15. Big +1.

    Especially so for a huge celebrity. He is a huge target. I'm sure the defense will use that.
  16. Right? Be sure of your target before you put your finger in the trigger guard even, it's firearms 101.
  17. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    But what isn't a way of life are people shooting and killing their girlfriends or wives while they're sitting on the pooper.
  18. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    I'm not defending the guy's guilt (neither is he), only that there might be circumstances that may have contributed to his actions. Could he have done things differently that would have not lead to her death? Absolutely.

    However, if he was in bed, he probably wasn't wearing any prosthetics, which means he can't exactly run away from an intruder. This, combined with a realistic crime threat, are stepping stones that could have lead him to make a really bad decision in the moment.

    Right now, none of us know for sure.
  19. She went to hide in the bathroom from him and he beat in the door with a cricket bat to get to her. There is blood on the bat and her skull is crushed.

    There is no mistaken identity. He has a history of violence that as well.
  20. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

    Sorry to say, but I think they should hang him.

    Shooting your girlfriend 4 times and beat her with a bat isn't a accident. She can't tell her side of the story, but they should give him the same punishment as what he did to her.

    P.S. for the moderators : My apologizes that I sound so rude, I just can't stand these kind of things. If this message will be deleted and / or if I will get a Infraction, I fully understand and accept it.

  21. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    I don't buy Pistorius' story.

    When you suspect an intruder is in the bathroom - but you live with someone - you don't shoot first and ask questions later! You find out WHO THE HECK is in the bathroom before emptying the clip..

    A normal person would've called out to see who was in the bathroom. They'd make sure it isn't someone who's supposed to be there.

    At the very, very minimum he's guilty of something like negligent homicide.

    And the cops think they can prove he had his legs on when he fired due to the angle of trajectory of the shots.

    I think his story is nonsense.

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