Oscar Pistorius - Discussion Thread #67 *Appeal Verdict*

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  1. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Pistorius could return to jail with appeal ruling this week
    Reuters JOHANNESBURG
    Sports | Tue Dec 1, 2015 12:47pm EST

    South Africa's Oscar Pistorius will find out if he will return to jail when the Supreme Court of Appeal announces on Thursday if it will scale up the track star's conviction for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp from manslaughter to murder.

    The Paralympic gold medallist was released on parole in October after serving a fifth of his five-year prison term for the "culpable homicide" of Steenkamp, whom he killed by firing four shots through a locked toilet door on Valentine's Day 2013.

    Prosecutors said Pistorius, 29, should be convicted of murder and sent back to jail because he knew the person behind the door could be killed when he fired. A murder conviction would result in a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison.

    "The judgment will be delivered at 09:45 (0745 GMT) on 3 December 2015 at the Supreme Court of Appeal," the court said in a statement on Tuesday.

    Previous Thread: Oscar Pistorius Discussion Thread #66 ~the appeal~


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  3. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    This thread will open about 45 minutes before the hearing, or about eight hours from now.
     
  4. JudgeJudi

    JudgeJudi Well-Known Member

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    Here’s both your link to the live streaming and the countdown clock if you click on the first pic.

    http://www.enca.com/live/catch-it-li...uss-be-decided

    A second link including live blog

    http://ewn.co.za/Features/Oscar-Pistorius-Appeal

    EWN Reporter @ewnreporter
    #OscarPistorius state Advocate Andrea Johnson and two other prosecutors are already in court. Ruling expected at 9:45am. BB

    EWN Reporter @ewnreporter
    #OscarPistorius defence Advocate Barry Roux is not expected in court. The Pistorius family has sent an attorney on a watching brief. BB
     
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    Tweets from Karyn Maughan

    Karyn Maughan ‏@karynmaughan · 19m19 minutes ago
    Mfaku said NPA regarded #OscarPistorius house arrest as a form of detention, wouldn't ask that he be jailed pending sentence - if state won

    Court can however make its own order on #OscarPistorius detention - require he hand himself over to prison authorities within specific time

    Defense expected to send Bloemfontein attorney to observe #OscarPistorius appeal. Barry Roux won't be here. Neither will Gerrie Nel @eNCA
     
  6. JudgeJudi

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    Mandy Wiener ‏@MandyWiener · 6m6 minutes ago
    #OscarPistorius Case could theoretically still go to the Constitutional Court. All of this would take more time.

    Mandy Wiener ‏@MandyWiener · 4m4 minutes ago
    #OscarPistorius Fact that Leach is reading judgment being seen as a big negative for OP. Made his position very clear during argument.

    James Grant ‏@JamesGrantZA · 13h13 hours ago
    What’s at stake in the Supreme Court of Appeal judgement in the Pistorius appeal.

    http://criminallawza.net/2015/12/02...t-of-appeal-judgement-in-the-pistorius-appeal …
     
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    Barry Bateman retweetete
    EWN Reporter ‏@ewnreporter 44 Min.Vor 44 Minuten
    #OscarPistorius EWN will bring you a live video feed of today's Supreme Court judgment http://bit.ly/1OiHhLg

    Barry Bateman ‏@barrybateman 9 Min.Vor 9 Minuten
    #OscarPistorius state Advocate Andrea Johnson and two other prosecutors are already in court. Ruling expected at 9:45am. BB
     
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    John Webb ‏@journojohn 12 Min.Vor 12 Minuten
    #OscarPistorius Justice Leach will read a summary of the judgment. Anywhere from 2 to 15 pages, depending on who you ask.
     
  10. JudgeJudi

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    Hi everyone from the beautiful Blue Mountains of Sydney. I’m really hoping to see some old familiar faces here today.

    Here’s both your link to the live streaming and the countdown clock if you click on the first pic.

    http://www.enca.com/live/catch-it-li...uss-be-decided

    A second link including live blog

    http://ewn.co.za/Features/Oscar-Pistorius-Appeal

    EWN Reporter @ewnreporter
    #OscarPistorius state Advocate Andrea Johnson and two other prosecutors are already in court. Ruling expected at 9:45am. BB

    EWN Reporter @ewnreporter
    #OscarPistorius defence Advocate Barry Roux is not expected in court. The Pistorius family has sent an attorney on a watching brief. BB

    Sorry, double posted and I can't delete.
     
  11. Giles

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    Good morning everyone. Feeling slightly nervous and excited!!!
     
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    Another stream here:

    [video=youtube;ANetxBvmt1E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANetxBvmt1E[/video]
     
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    eNCA und 4 weitere folgen
    Alex Crawford ‏@AlexCrawfordSky 10 Min.Vor 10 Minuten
    #Oscarpistorius Process could take minutes as full ruling is not expected to be read out but State lawyer told me cd take hour too
     
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    Morning all,

    yes Giles, it's odd I feel almost an anti-climax already as it has seemed like a foregone conclusion BUT should prepare myself in case of a disappointing surprise really! :blushing:
     
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    News24Verifizierter Account ‏@News24 1 Min.Vor 1 Minute
    June Steenkamp has just arrived at court. #OscarPistorius http://bit.ly/1Q1UB7A

    News24Verifizierter Account ‏@News24 4 Min.Vor 4 Minuten
    LIVE: Pistorius family not in Bloem for SCA ruling http://trib.al/g3HbNCd #OscarPistorius


    The Mercury™ und 6 weitere folgen
    Nick van der Leek ‏@HiRezLife 2 Min.Vor 2 Minuten
    SCA kinda empty with a skeleton crew from both legal teams. June has just arrived. #OscarPistorius


    SA Breaking News folgt
    OFM News ‏@OFMNews9497 5 Min.Vor 5 Minuten
    #OscarPistorius - June Steenkamp in the SCA, flanked by the ANC Women's League as they await the judgement in OP case @BfnCourant
     
  17. JudgeJudi

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    Marius du Toit, a defence lawyer and former prosecutor, said that if the SCA rules that OP is guilty of murder, it could say the matter must be referred back to the high court for sentencing.

    "It would be referred back to Masipa if she is available, and if not, another judge would familiarise themselves with the case.

    He is not out on bail, presently he is under correctional supervision” but the SCA "could give a directive that he be incarcerated pending the outcome of the sentencing proceedings. For murder, you don't get correctional supervision."

    He said that if it comes to a point where Masipa has to sentence Pistorius for murder, it's possible that his lawyers could eventually approach the Constitutional Court.

    "I don't think we have seen the end of this case," Du Toit said.

    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/N...e-could-be-taken-back-to-jail-expert-20151203
     
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    Anneliese Burgess, the Pistorius family's spokeswoman, said the media need not camp outside Uncle Arnold’s home where OP has been living since being released under correctional supervision.
    “To save all of you the trouble of camping out at the Pistorius home tomorrow, I thought it best to let you know in advance that there will not be an on-camera statement made tomorrow,” she said.

    http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-cou...r-conviction-for-oscar-1.1954345#.Vl_eqOS4Y1o


    June has just arrived. She's looking well.
     
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    Here, woot.
    Hope I can stay for all the reading, exciting. Trivia: pleased that the Supreme Court has better styling, size, and a good amount of architectural pomp. That Guateng High Court was a bit of a dive :)
     
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    Moin!

    Cross everything!
     
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