News Oscar Pistorius' conviction for culpable homicide changed to murder

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  1. Anfkid

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    It happens :dontknow:
     
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    Feel good story of the day.
     
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    I don't know what difference it makes, isn't he already out of jail? It isn't like he's gonna get more time.
     
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    Sure it does. They're determining now if they are in fact gonna send him back. He can get 15 years.

    South African justice system. :dontknow:
     
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    Good. He deserves a life sentence. I can't believe he got so little time.
     
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    "It was an accident." :duhme: "I had a fight with my girlfriend and want you to believe that an intruder was hiding in the bathroom, perhaps taking a steamy stinky dump when I shot 10 times at the door. As for my girlfriend being killed....um......whoops?" : pope:
     
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    The news reports are confusing but it sounds like he's already guaranteed a minimum of 15 years and could get more.
     
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    South Africa has a pretty unique system of appeals, as old Oscar is finding out today.

    I agree with Potroast, he's gonna do AT LEAST 15 long....maybe more.
     
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    seems the S Africans can go at you twice if they like. OJ needed some of that, but he's where he belongs now. and that pleases me
     
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    Actually, in their goofy legal system he will get another 15 years in jail.
     
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    If the leg don't fit, you must acquit .
     
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    I read in some articles that the sentence will probably be about 10 years minus the year he already served. That's a fair sentence. This wasn't premeditated and holds out the slim chance that he didn't know she was in the bathroom. If this was
    indeed imposed by the Supreme Court of Appeal then that's where this ends. Oscar can't appeal. He has to sit at his uncle's estate and wait for the day he is going back to prison. I don't know how long it's going to take for the High Court to impose their sentence.

    Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian known as "Blade Runner," has been found guilty of murder by a South African appeals court. The court overturned a lesser charge of manslaughter.


    Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. Pistorius indicated at trial that he believed a burglar had intruded into his home, and fired through the door to a bathroom where Steenkamp was.

    A South African court initially found Pistorius guilty of manslaughter, in effect deeming the crime a tragic accident. After serving time in prison, Pistorius was released to house arrest earlier this fall, with the possibility of appeal looming over him. That appeal came to pass on Thursday, as the five-judge Supreme Court of Appeal rendered a verdict of guilty.

    "The accused ought to have been found guilty of murder on the basis that he had fired the fatal shots with criminal intent," Justice Lorimer Eric Leach told the court. The judgment apparently hinged on the South African legal concept of "dolus eventualis," in which an individual can be convicted of murder if they foresaw the possibility of death arising from their actions and went forward regardless, i.e. firing bullets through a closed door when it's known there is someone on the other side.

    Leach directed the North Gauteng High Court, a trial court, to impose a sentence, with no timeline given for the rendering of that sentence. Under South African law, the minimum sentence for murder is 15 years in prison, though that sentence can be reduced under special circumstances. Pistorius had been sentenced to five years for manslaughter, but was released in just over a year based on good behavior.

    "It's a big relief," Barry Steenkamp, Reeva's father, said after the verdict. "I feel it's a fair decision that the judge gave."