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  1. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Oscar Pistorius: South Africa gears up for its 'trial of the century'

    (CNN) -- He was one of South Africa's favorite sons, an amputee track star who defied all the odds and sprinted into the hearts of millions during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She was a staggering beauty with the brains to match, a law graduate and model whose star was on the rise.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/01/world/africa/oscar-pistorius-trial-preview/



    Pistorius channel goes on air in South Africa

    http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_306483/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=Ip4glGHn
    Watch live: Oscar Pistorius murder trial
    Follow events from Pretoria as paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius appears in court accused of murdering his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor.../Watch-live-Oscar-Pistorius-murder-trial.html


    Links:

    Full Indictment-4 Counts-107 Witnesses

    http://www.scribd.com/embeds/185695...=1&view_mode=scroll&show_recommendations=true

    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/LIVE-UPDATES-Pistorius-broadcast-trial-ruling-20140225

    http://www.channel24.co.za/TV/News/DStvs-Oscar-Pretorius-trial-TV-channel-wont-be-tabloid-20140228


    Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/oscartrial199

    https://twitter.com/GeraldImrayAP

    https://twitter.com/Debora_Patta

    Live Streaming:

    http://www.wildabouttrial.com/one_off/oscar-pistorius-trial-live-stream/

    http://mybroadband.co.za/news/internet/97919-oscar-pistorius-murder-trial-live-streaming.html

    http://www.702.co.za/shows/oscar_stream.asp

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-live-here-oscar-pistorius-murder-trial-day-9/

    http://whoopwhoop.tv/pistorius2.htm

    Live News Feed

    http://cnnworldlive.cnn.com/Event/Oscar_Pistorius_trial_4

    Trial Video Archive:

    http://www.wildabouttrial.com/one_off/oscar-pistorius-trial-archive/

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    Good morning from Louisiana, USA! It's 2:08 am here.

    I don't always post but am usually here. Hope everyone has a good day!
     
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    Morning all!

    Deep breath, here we go again.......
     
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    Mornin',

    Friday 8.10 am here in the UK.
     
  6. Whiteorchids

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    Who's prints were on the bathroom window. OP or RS or both?
     
  7. Carol70

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    LOL..9.10AM here and TF its Friday :D
     
  8. Gavel Rash

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    5.12pm East Coast of Australia.
     
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    Can I repost from just closed thread some possibly astute comments?

    Some intersting comments as interpretation of yesterday's proceedings. Not meant as anything definitive on the events themselves, only as clever interpretation.

    From here: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Os...ay-21-20140411

    Pete Johanssen - April 10, 2014 at 23:46
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    You know, last night I was thinking of the court proceedings of the day and I was wondering..why all the fuss about the fans?
    And then it all came to me.. I realized what was probably behind the one thing that has puzzled me the most during the trial.
    The one big question and that is: why did the defence change their story? why did the story change from what they said last year? why would they do that? Why?

    In the affidavit they said : "I woke up, went onto the balcony to bring the fan in and closed the sliding doors".
    And now..now they say he never went to the balcony. And that there were two fans. Why would they now change their story so
    that he never went onto the balcony? After all, it makes the story much worse.


    Here's my theory what happened:
    After the incident defence was coming up with a story, they needed an affidavit..
    BR:"We need a reason for you to go out of the room for a moment so that she has time to go to the toilet.."
    OP "Let's say I went downstairs to get something to drink..and then heard noise from the toilet"
    BR "No.. you wouldn't do that in the pitch black..and on your stumps..stairs and everything.
    What if..what if we say you went onto the balcony to bring the fan in..it was a hot night and so forth"
    And so they decided.
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    Alwyn Malan - April 10, 2014 at 23:53
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    That is the whole point of Nel's cross examination so far. He isn't nitpicking at irrelevant stuff, with every single element that he can prove is untrue in Oscar's statements he discredits him as a witness.

    I can't belief Oscar wants us to believe the police rearranged the room before taking photos...let's say they did move things. Why on earth would they pull the curtains more open? Especially when the light is still on...doesn't make sense...neither does his whole story.
     
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    Morning. 3:12 am here in NC. I know I should be in bed, BUT......:D
     
  11. Carol70

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    Sorry, quoting GBTaketwo from other thread.

    Nope, those particular vests do have high necks, I don't know why. Lol, if my son allows, will ask him to model for me :p
     
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    Barry Bateman says some of the state's expert witnesses have been in court to hear the evidence, and consult with Nel.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/barrybateman

    Up until yesterday, I had the impression the judge was very self-effacing (maybe too much so). I changed my mind when she rebuked the court for laughing though. And made the junior attorney stand up and apologise for the ringing phone.

    I bet the other two people whose cell's went off later thanked their lucky stars she did not hear!
     
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    Let the "torture", "torment" begin! :D
     
  14. zwiebel

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    Guten Morgen everyone. 9.17am here in Germany.
     
  15. Gryffindor

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    And 8:20 am in Scotland :)

    Ready.
     
  16. MsY

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    I'm suppose to paint out my studio today. Wonder how much of that is going to get done now that we're almost back in court? hehe

    Anyway, too late to come up with saying OP is unfit to be on the stand? He was all over the place from the parts I was able to see/hear yesterday.

    I STILL believe he accidentally shot and killed RS. But as far as his credibility is going (the little bit left, if any) I think he has come to a point in his mind where it doesn't matter what he says anymore. Just want to end it all. (Easy way out for him emotionally.)
     
  17. Gbtaketwo

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    Morning :)
    My son wears them to the gym as well .
    Still have a feeling it is back to front just going by the photo of the crime scene officers holding it up shown on lis's blog .
    The prosecution said something in the beginning about the clothes being relevant . I thought it was just that she appeared dressed I will be listening very closely to Nel today .
    Have a feeling there will be many more things coming out .
     
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    Has anyone got an idiotproof link direct to the BBC live feed? I can't find it on the site for looking.
     
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  20. Whiteorchids

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    Fri 11 12:23 am here in Orange County, California
     
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