Oscar Pistorius- Premeditated Murder?
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|Tue, 02-19-2013 - 11:06am|
The double amputee known as “Blade Runner” has been charged with murdering model Reeva Steenkamp in his home. Prosecutors say Pistorius armed himself, put on his prostheses, walked 20 feet to the bathroom and fired a gun four times at Steenkamp, who was hiding behind a locked bathroom door. Steenkamp was hit by three bullets through the door, and Pistorius carried her body downstairs and told friends he had accidentally mistaken her for a burglar.
Prosecutors argue the murder was premeditated, questioning why a burglar would be hiding in the bathroom. Even if Pistorius had thought it was a burglar, prosecutors note, Pistorius would still have been shooting a defenseless person sitting on a toilet. Pistorius has denied the murder allegation, maintaining it was an accident, and his attorneys argue there was no motive and nothing to indicate premeditation.
Pistorius was crying and shaking in the courtroom Tuesday, a far cry from the inspiring figure who crossed over from stardom in the Paralympics to compete in the London Olympics last year.
Such a sad story. What do you think happened? Do you believe this was premeditated murder?