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Oscar Pistorius arrested

Oscar Pistorius, paralympic champion, has been arrested after a woman was shot dead at his home in Pretoria.
It is being reported that he may have shot his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder.
Terrible, and very sad.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21455453
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It is being reported that he may have shot his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder.
The judge is really gonna believe that!
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Re: Oscar Pistorius arrested

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why one should always keep a loaded weapon in the house .
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Re: Oscar Pistorius arrested

Allegedly she was shot twice, in the arm and head.

A young woman's life over, and maybe a young man's too.
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Allegedly she was shot twice, in the arm and head.
Head shots are almost always personal, so I doubt it very much that this is simply a terrible accident of someone defending his home.

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Re: Oscar Pistorius arrested

I think that he fired only once.. Just that one shot got her in the arms and head..
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Re: Oscar Pistorius arrested

It is being reported that she may have come to the house to surprise him.

Seems she did that.

I personally think it was probably a terrible tragic mistake.
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I think that he fired only once.. Just that one shot got her in the arms and head..
Congrats on your first post!

PS: And why the hell would you think he shot her only once??
If anything this might mean that she tried to cover her face perhaps?

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Re: Oscar Pistorius arrested

Could that be that she came to surprise him on Valentines day.. would be really sad. In any case stay have proper security equipment not guns.
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Could that be that she came to surprise him on Valentines day..
This is absurd!
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Could that be that she came to surprise him on Valentines day.. would be really sad. In any case stay have proper security equipment not guns.
At 4a.m. local time? Bit early for a V-day surprise?

Terrible story anyway.
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Old 14.02.2013, 09:34
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Re: Oscar Pistorius arrested

Terrible news. Especially, on the V-Day and that SA's sport well known icon was involved. The world will never learn from mistakes of few masacres this and last year how serious the issue of firearms really is. If I were in charge of all this, I would immediately vote for replacing guns and pistols with red paper hearts on the sticks
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Re: Oscar Pistorius arrested

DM seems to side with the "Tragic Accident" scenario. (Story Here)

Hmm, let's see what the police have to say after interrogating him.

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Just yesterday, Miss Steenkamp spoke excitedly on Twitter about her plans for Valentine's Day.

She said: 'What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay'
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Officers are still busy with preliminary investigations on the scene, and statements are being taken from neighbours on the luxury silverwoods estate.

Homes there are surrounded by a giant wall, with electric fences and armed guards who stop every vehicle leaving or entering to keep it secure in a country with high rates of violent crime.
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In an interview with the Mail before London 2012 it was revealed Pistorius slept with a pistol next to his bed, a machine gun by a window with a cricket bat and baseball bat behind the door.
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'The problem is when the guards are in on the crime. It’s usually safe in guarded estates like this until that happens,’ he said
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I think that he fired only once.. Just that one shot got her in the arms and head..
He didn't shoot JFK, and unless his 9mm pistol has 4 barrels I'd say he fired more than once.

A similar report here:
http://au.sports.yahoo.com/news/arti...for-a-burglar/

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She was hit four times, including in the head and arm. Paramedics declared her dead at the scene. Police took possession of a 9mm pistol.
Like anything though, it's all speculation until the final report is released.


Although I find the accident tragic, I do find it a bit excessive that she was shot 4 times.

If the first shot was a lucky head shot, I'd imagine that would be enough to stop.

If she was shot in the arm or leg, or wherever, surely she would have let out an 'identifying' shriek so he'd know who he had just shot.
(Shock is also a possibility why this didn't occur)

Yes, I find the report a little strange, but I'd prefer to believe this was a terrible accident until proven otherwise.
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Old 14.02.2013, 10:35
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Re: Oscar Pistorius arrested

Whatever happened there it is still another sensless incident in which two celebrities become victims: one is dead and nothing will bring her back and the other one has all his career ruined if not awaiting a long sentence in prison.
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Re: Oscar Pistorius arrested

I would imagine that being a double amputee, as well as being well known and probably pretty well off, he would feel particularly vulnerable on his own at night, hence the arsenal of weapons. You would think he would check to see who he was shooting before he pulled the trigger though.
I really feel for him though, and of course for his girlfriend and her family and friends.
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Re: Oscar Pistorius arrested

There was a young man called Pistorius.
Who came from a ville named Pretoria.
His girlfriend came by
but only to die.
A big pistol lesson for all of us.
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Re: Oscar Pistorius arrested

Boah, some people will do anything to avoid buying a Valentine's day card.
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There was a young man called Pistorius.
Who came from a ville named Pretoria.
His girlfriend came by
but only to die.
A big pistol lesson for all of us.
Amusing verse, but with a very serious point.
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Re: Oscar Pistorius arrested

The Police have charged him with murder

http://news.sky.com/story/1051959/os...ed-with-murder
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