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Oscar Pistorius' Chances Of Getting Bail Cause Laughter In Court

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Oscar Pistorius chances of getting bail cause laughter in the courtroom

That's just sad!

Oscar Pistorius appeared in court today for his bail hearing, and while more shocking details were found in the terrible murder of Reeva Steenkamp, the spokesman for South Africa's National Prosecution Agency, Medupe Simasiku revealed that there had been an error in the evidence that Detective Warrant Officer, Hilton Botha brought to the table.

Botha had identified the drug that was found in Pistorius' bedroom as testosterone, but Simasiku is stating that it's far toooo early to determine what the substance is because it's still undergoing laboratory tests.

In addition to the blunder on the substance, laughter was heard in the courtroom when Pistorius' lead defense lawyer, Barry Roux announced that the witness who overheard the screaming was not 600 meters away from Oscar's house, and instead was only 300 meters away.

And then when magistrate Desmond Nair asked the officer if Oscar was granted bail would he flee South Africa, everyone snickered.

Oscar is currently facing 15 years to life for the premeditated murder of Reeva, and we honestly don't think he's ever gonna get bail — especially after his unfortunate day in court.

[Image via Themba Hadebe/AP Images.]

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8 comments to “Oscar Pistorius' Chances Of Getting Bail Cause Laughter In Court”

  1. alcarcalimo2364 says – reply to this


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    Actually, you go this all wrong Perez. They just reported this on NPR tonight. Apparently, Oscar's defense lawyer destroyed the premeditated murder claim during cross examination of the officer that found Reeva. Also, you mixed up the fact that the person who heard screaming was 600 m away instead of the initial reporting of 300 m. Additonally, everyone scoffed when the magistrate asked an officer if he believed Pistorius was a flight risk and he said "It's possible". Apparently even the magistrate looked incredulous. NPR said it's likely that he will get bail.

  2. Abi says – reply to this


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    You really show a lack of research for your article above.
    "Roux said it was a "herbal remedy" called testo-compositum co-enzyme used by many athletes, insisting: "It is not a steroid and it is not a banned substance."

    "Do you subjectively believe he would take the opportunity, on prostheses as he is, known as he is, to flee South Africa if he was granted bail?" Nair asked.
    Botha, who has 24 years' experience as a police officer and 16 as a detective, replied: "Yes." That was met by an outburst of laughter in court, where the mood has mostly been tense and sombre.

  3. Chandler02 says – reply to this


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    Re: alcarcalimo2364
    No, you are wrong. They initally said it was 600m, but then it was clarified that it was 300m. Secondly…there are two witnesses who heard the screaming. It wasn't just one witness, so it doesn't really matter how far away they were.

  4. Abi says – reply to this


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    Re: Chandler02 – that same witness also said he heard 8 gunshots!!? wrong! and one of the witnesses who said they heard "raised voices" was not sure if it came from the house in question or from another house. Witnesses do not seem very credible

  5. Shannon says – reply to this


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    Whether he killed her on purpose or by accident I don't believe that he will receive a fair trial due to the news agencies, police, and prosecution releasing wrong , unverified, theories of the crime. If there was a bloody croquet racket whose to say she didn't hit him first and he defended himself or that he really did believe it was an intruder, and since she went there in the middle of the night to surprise him he didn't know she was home



  6. 6

    If his girlfriend showed up in the middle of the night without any notice then I can believe that he though she was an intruder, but he shot 4 times, so if the first shot was to one of arms she would have jelled out to him & then he would have to have known it was her & still continued to fire. But if the first shot was to her head he may have continued to fire through the closed door to make sure the "threat" had been shot since he was at a disadvantage by not having his legs on. This thing about the croquet bat can make or break the case. If its his blood on it, then yes she could have used against him for protection, but she also could have attacked him with it first. I also believe he'll get some sort of bail, his family is very wealthy so he'll probably be given house confinement while awaiting trial

  7. Anna says – reply to this


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    You've got this mixed up, Perez. Oscar had a "good" day in court because his defense lawyer totally trashed the police investigators due to a lot of flaws. So they do in fact believe he might get the possibility to get bail.

  8. Sam111 says – reply to this


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    Go to the south african website - the latest, most accurate news on the bail hearing.