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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:24 AM

Pistorius granted bail

Source: Guardian

Nair grants bail to Pistorius.

Part of his reasoning is Pistorius's having given a detailed account of his version of events (improbabilities notwithstanding).

None of the factors for refusing bail have been established, Nair says.


Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2013/feb/22/oscar-pistorius-bail-decision-live-coverage#block-51277f47b5791e976a3e6a20

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muriel_volestrangler Feb 2013 OP
rocktivity Feb 2013 #1
Exultant Democracy Feb 2013 #2
SoCalMusicLover Feb 2013 #3
warrant46 Feb 2013 #4
Freddie Stubbs Feb 2013 #5
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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:15 PM

1. From the summary:

Last edited Fri Jan 3, 2014, 12:33 PM - Edit history (3)

• Nair said he did not think Pistorius was a flight risk, he did not think the prosecution had shown that the athlete had a propensity for violence and he did not think there was evidence of likely public outrage if Pistorius was released. He did not think the prosecution's case was so strong that Pistorius' only reasonable reaction were he released would be to flee.

• Nair also pointed out holes in Pistorius’ story which may prove important when the case comes to trial...Why did he not ascertain Steenkamp's wherabouts? Why did he not verify who was in the toilet? Why did she not scream back from the toilet? Why did the deceased and the accused not escape through the bedroom door rather than venture into the toilet? Why would the accused venture into danger knowing the intruder was in the toilet, leaving himself open to attack? He returned to the dangerous area. What if the intruder was waiting for him?

• ...Under the terms of his bail, Pistorius is not to return to his home. He is not to leave South Africa. He must hand over all passports and report to the Brooklyn police station between 7am and 1pm every Monday to Friday.

Bail was set at one million rand, which is $113,000 in actual money.


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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:33 PM

2. If he is guilty I hope he saves the tax payers of SA the cost of a trial and offs himself.

I think he probably is, but right now he is the only person who actually knows.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:10 PM

3. Suicide Is Certainly An Option For Him Now

But I think once he realizes, and his friends, family and lawyers all assure him that the fix is in, he will decide that he does not need to kill himself, since he likely won't have to spend a day in jail.

He'll be free to live out his life as a hero of sorts in South Africa, and perhaps his lawyers will reflect upon him to not get into trouble again like OJ did, and he'll be left alone, and this little murder incident won't result in him having to spend years in jail.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:30 PM

4. Isn't everyone tired of hearing about this guy

But not amazing!!

because in the USA the SHEEP A/K/A "The Great Unwashed "

Need to be entertained with this Tripe ----now that Drew Peterson, Tot Mom, Anna Nicole Smith and Ms. Spears are no longer on the front page

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:24 PM

5. Is he going to have to wear an ankle bracelet?

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:57 PM

6. !



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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:18 AM

7. reply to Toby on blocked PIstorius thread

I agree totally. Except, I would not say stupid - I would say people are brainwashed by celebrity {well..might be defined as stupid.

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