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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:34 PM

 

Bloody cricket bat FAIL in the Pistorius case

A bloody cricket bat was found in the bathroom where Reeva Steenkamp. Commenters in internet forums (intent on declaring Pistorius guilty jumped to conclusions as usual, visualizing the evil Pistorius using the bat to crack Steenkamp's skull.

See, the skull was CRACKED! Nevermind that bullets will crack someone's skull in approximately..100% of the time.

"The rage was obviously intense!", one commenter said in a certain internet forum I visit often. "Roid rage!," said a person from the same internet forum I visit often, who will later be proved to have jumped the gun by believing Pistorius had testosterone in his possession.

The problem for internet forum judges is that even the prosecution denies that the bat was used to crack this lady's skull.

CNN: "Botha agreed with the defense contention that, other than the bullet wounds, her body showed no sign of an assault or efforts to defend herself.""

Translation: Nobody hurt Steenkamp with a bat .

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/20/world/africa/south-africa-pistorius-case/index.html

This was one epic FAIL. Wait for confirmation on these allegations, people. Or you will end up with egg all over your face.

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Reply Bloody cricket bat FAIL in the Pistorius case (Original post)
Mason Kennedy Feb 2013 OP
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #1
Warpy Feb 2013 #2
11 Bravo Feb 2013 #4
avaistheone1 Feb 2013 #5
Orrex Feb 2013 #3
Gorp Feb 2013 #10
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #6
wryter2000 Feb 2013 #7
lapislzi Feb 2013 #8
jmg257 Feb 2013 #9

Response to Mason Kennedy (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:38 PM

1. But after all of that, he still murdered her.

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:43 PM

2. Murder vs. manslaughter

It could really go either way.

Acquaintances say he's been increasingly paranoid and jumpy over the past few weeks. A hair analysis for drugs might not be out of the question and could explain a lot.

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:48 PM

4. Well, why didn't you say so earlier? So what's all this horseshit about a trial?

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:52 PM

5. I am afraid so.

Such a tragedy especially for this poor woman and her family. She is gone forever.

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Response to Mason Kennedy (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:46 PM

3. Cricket bats don't kill people

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Response to Orrex (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:03 PM

10. People with cricket bats do.

 

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Response to Mason Kennedy (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:19 PM

6. Just drone him and be done with it.

We all just *know* he's guilty.

Or does SA have that old-timey kind of justice with a "judiciary", "trials" and that sort of crap?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:34 PM

7. There's a difference between serving on a jury and posting on a website

I can support a full investigation and fair trial for the man while still maintaining the opinion that he killed his girlfriend.

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Response to Mason Kennedy (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:44 PM

8. Do you have an agenda?

I agree that a full investigation should be conducted and the facts made public at trial. Which, by the way, will be before a magistrate and two sub-magistrates (IIRC). No jury trials in South Africa.

But, you can hardly blame people for reacting to what's been posted as "fact" by the media. People are going to have opinions, especially about a sensational case like this.

Personally, I think Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder, based on what I've read about his paranoia and history of domestic violence incidents. However, I wouldn't be surprised if he is found not guilty, regardless of the evidence. This is the intersection of politics and sport, and you should never underestimate the power of sport and sports figures in South Africa.

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Response to Mason Kennedy (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:06 PM

9. Wow - good catch! I bet Steenkamp feels much better now! nt

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