It's been a little while since we've heard anything about the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, and the last bit of news came from former lead investigator Hilton Botha speaking out on the case. Now, we're hearing that Oscar will actually be in court on Tuesday for a pretrial hearing.
And that he'll be REPRESENTING HIMSELF!
The Olympian's murder case, in which he's been charged with the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, is set to move forward under Oscar's insistence that it was all in self defense. South African legal experts insist he's fighting an uphill battle.
Here's what one of the former prosecutors from South Africa has to say:
"The fact that he has admitted that he has killed her by pulling the trigger means the state has a prima facie case and it is expected of the accused to come and convince the court otherwise. His version is going to be exposed and scrutinized in the finest, finest detail."
That's all beside the point that his self-defense defense doesn't even fit the facts of the case. Here's what a firearm lawyer from South Africa said:
"I do not see how Oscar Pistorius could have concluded that a closed door constitutes danger to such an extent that his life is in danger, bearing in mind that he had gone into that situation. So, it begs the question, why did he go looking for trouble?"
Look, we can't sit here and say whether or not that he's guilty, but it sure does look like it! We CAN say, however, that representing himself isn't a good idea. Though, maybe he's been brushing up on law instead of training!
We're just on pins and needles waiting for the real trial to start, so we can finally get some answers!
[Image via AP Images.]
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