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Pistorious guilty verdict

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Ledkr Thu 03-Dec-15 08:41:49

About bloody time imo

Ledkr Thu 03-Dec-15 08:42:23

Sorry fur crap spelling g by my I phone

IamTheWhoreofBabylon Thu 03-Dec-15 08:44:39

I agree. I was just going to start a thread
I feel quite relieved that he may get properly punished for his crime

tictactoad Thu 03-Dec-15 08:46:55

Have just read this.

Justice for Reeva at last.

DoctorTwo Thu 03-Dec-15 08:47:35

I was just about to start a thread wrt this, so ta for saving me the bother. Excellent news, here's hoping he spends many years in chokey.

Ledkr Thu 03-Dec-15 08:47:36

i just listened to the judges statement. The previous court case was full of mistakes

Caprinihahahaha Thu 03-Dec-15 08:48:53

Yes, just watched the judges statement.

How can such a high profile case have been handled so badly.

Ledkr Thu 03-Dec-15 09:01:46

I know. It's frightenjng.
Poor girl was behind the door not on the toilet.
Heart breaking

Mummylin Thu 03-Dec-15 09:06:31

Justice will be done at last for poor Reeva

TendonQueen Thu 03-Dec-15 09:09:09

I didn't even know this had come up now. Guess Syria has knocked a lot of stuff out of the news. Justice indeed.

sakura Thu 03-Dec-15 09:19:05

This case has been on my mind since it happened. Thanks for posting about it

2rebecca Thu 03-Dec-15 10:39:06

Good, manslaughter never made sense with the number of bullets fired through a closed door

Scarletforya Thu 03-Dec-15 10:55:06

Good, I never want to listen to his sniveling, self-pitying bull ever again. Despicable wretch.

Gruntfuttock Thu 03-Dec-15 11:32:37

I was very pleased to hear this news this morning too. He won't be sentenced till next year though. I hope that his "house arrest" is heavily guarded as he's obviously a serious flight risk.

Gruntfuttock Thu 03-Dec-15 11:39:04

I've just read that it will be Judge Masipa, the original judge, who will resentence him, taking into account time served and any mitigating factors put forward by his lawyers.

Puzzledandpissedoff Thu 03-Dec-15 12:38:20

I've just read that it will be Judge Masipa, the original judge, who will resentence him

Dear god - I thought it had been said the original verdict had been badly handled? In which case why the hell have the same judge? hmm At this rate he'll probably get another few months' house arrest ...

Junoandthepeacock Thu 03-Dec-15 12:43:45

I couldn't believe Masipa's verdict at the time. The dogs on the street could see he was guilty of murder!
Murder carries a minimum of 15 years apparently. So he will serve at least 6 years apparently.

SoupDragon Thu 03-Dec-15 12:56:43

Justice for Reeva at last.

Well, there is apparently still change for Pistorius to appeal so it might not happen.

Gruntfuttock Thu 03-Dec-15 13:06:09

Junoandthepeacock "I couldn't believe Masipa's verdict at the time. The dogs on the street could see he was guilty of murder!
Murder carries a minimum of 15 years apparently. So he will serve at least 6 years apparently."

According to this page www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-34993002 "The minimum sentence for murder is 15 years, but the judge does have the discretion to lower it. So if Judge Masipa can lower it, the minimum osn't 15 years at all! That's shocking.

P1nkP0ppy Thu 03-Dec-15 13:10:52

South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that the lower court did not correctly apply the rule of dolus eventualis - whether Pistorius knew that a death would be a likely result of his actions.

Of course the bastard knew what he was doing, it's just that he has money to fight and influence.

He needs locking up and the key thrown away. Sneering, arrogant and a liar

Gruntfuttock Thu 03-Dec-15 13:11:49

Incidentally, a lot of news sitesreports and newspaper sites are saying that 15 years is the maximum sentence for murder in South Africa. I hope that's not true, but haven't got time to find out which is right at the moment.

Junoandthepeacock Thu 03-Dec-15 13:15:39

Sky reporting 20 years max. 15 years min.

Gruntfuttock Thu 03-Dec-15 13:26:32

"At least 12 years of which he must serve 6 before being considered for parole." according to the South African lawyer being interviewed on Sky News just now. Obviously that would be after time served and any mitigation that will be taken into account. 12 years isn't enough, and 6 would be appalling.

tictactoad Thu 03-Dec-15 14:21:43

Well, there is apparently still change for Pistorius to appeal so it might not happen.

He apparently spent a fortune in legal costs in the first trial including having to sell his house so there's speculation he may not have the funds for a further appeal. His family too have only made a brief noncommittal comment which of course may mean nothing in terms of his intentions but on the face of it it's not looking hopeful.

Apparently he has ten days to lodge an appeal if he's going to so not long to wait to see. I'm quite surprised he hasn't been returned straight to prison though. Surely he must be a flight or suicide risk?

dodgeballqueen Tue 08-Dec-15 09:57:38

I see he's been granted bail until April 2016. Can someone explain to me why bail even comes into the equation when he's supposed to be under house arrest anyway? And why so long to decide on the sentencing?

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