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Oscar Pistorius; his life was one of great achievements as the South African sprint runner, competing in athletes for able-bodied and below-knee amputees. All that was tarnished because in the early hours of Valentine’s day; 14 February 2013 he shot dead his girlfriend ‘Reeva Steenkamp’ and now his undergoing a trial with possibilities that he will be sent to jail for 25 years with charges of premeditated murder. Steenkamp was a modeller and a law graduate with plans to make it big in the industry, on the 13th of February 2013 she tweeted countlessly excited about Valentine’s Day and the gifts he has for Oscar Pistorius also asking her fans what are their plans for the day.
The Olympian was arrested in the morning for his girlfriend’s murder; Pistorius denied to have murdered his girlfriend and he got out of bail. He appeared in the magistrates’ court in Pretoria, Monday, August 2013 for the expected indictment of the double amputee Olympian. Pistorius denies the murder charges charges and says he mistaken Steenkamp for an intruder. A 9mm pistol had been found in his upmarket Silverwoods estate home. A unnamed senior police officer stated that the ‘Blade-Runner’ – his nickname for his racing prosthetics – should not be allowed to possess a firearm based on his domestic violence history. “Taking his past history of domestic violence in consideration, his firearm licences should have been reconsidered.” The Domestic Violence Act bans access to firearms by people convicted of crimes of domestic violence. In 2009 Pistorius assaulted a 19-year-old woman in the same home he killed Steenkamp in and spent a night in Jail and in November last year the Star Newspaper reported that former soccer player Marc Batchelor laid charges of defamati...


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...s tight at the facility and media head journalist gathered there on his first day at the mental institute and the evaluation had three outcomes which are: The experts might disagree with the psychiatrist, he could be found to have diminished responsibility or he was mentally incapacitated at the time of the shooting. He will be on 30 day monitoring, the specialists are expected to compile a comprehensive report to hand in to the court at the end of June. Advocate Mannie Witz feel that the decision took by Judge Masipa will have consequences for other cases, that the ruling may allow other people to demand the same treatment whom are facing trial too.
Oscar Pistorius trial is set to resume on 30 June 2014 after the evaluation, the trial has been on-going for two months and the two defences are giving their evidence in faith of Judge Masipa rules in their favour.





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