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    Oscar says..I accidentally discharged my gun 4 times - GF dead .. accident !!

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/...ry?id=23251260''

    Oscar Pistorius testified today that he didn't "purposefully" fire his gun four times killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, that the gunfire was an accident.


    I guess he has to have some type of defense .....

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    Someone once said something about once being happenstance, twice is coincidence, and three times is enemy action. I don't think they said what four times was.


    *Often credited to Ian Fleming, the author of James Bond.
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    Well,,,

    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/...ry?id=23251260''

    Oscar Pistorius testified today that he didn't "purposefully" fire his gun four times killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, that the gunfire was an accident.


    I guess he has to have some type of defense .....
    If you were on the jury..

    Would you vote,,, NOT Guilty???
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    If you were on the jury..

    Would you vote,,, NOT Guilty???
    But of course .. until our RKBA is restored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    If you were on the jury..

    Would you vote,,, NOT Guilty???
    That all depends on what he's being charged with. But it seems ABC news is following the modern trend in journalism in which you give as little pertinent information as possible, so the story doesn't tell us what he's been charged with.

    If he's being charged with murder, absolutely not. The article makes no mention of motive. Murder requires mens rea, and from what the article is telling me there is none (but again, this just could be bad journalism and left out). A murder conviction requires a guilty verdict without any doubt. From what I'm reading in the story there is lots of doubt.

    If he's being charged with manslaughter, absolutely. He broke one of the rules: always be aware of your target and what is behind it. He broke that rule, acted recklessly, fired through a door, and got his girlfriend killed in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SovereignAxe View Post
    That all depends on what he's being charged with. But it seems ABC news is following the modern trend in journalism in which you give as little pertinent information as possible, so the story doesn't tell us what he's been charged with.

    If he's being charged with murder, absolutely not. The article makes no mention of motive. Murder requires mens rea, and from what the article is telling me there is none (but again, this just could be bad journalism and left out). A murder conviction requires a guilty verdict without any doubt. From what I'm reading in the story there is lots of doubt.

    If he's being charged with manslaughter, absolutely. He broke one of the rules: always be aware of your target and what is behind it. He broke that rule, acted recklessly, fired through a door, and got his girlfriend killed in the process.
    Good post. Did quite see it that way, thanks.

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