March 6, 2014

Four Reasons Oscar Pistorius May Go Free

Eboni Williams, Daily Beast

The Associated Press

South Africa’s former Olympic golden boy, Oscar Pistorius, went on trial for murder this week. The entire world was rocked last Valentine’s Day when Pistorius admitted to shooting and killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. While its undisputed that Pistorius was the trigger man, what lies at the center of the murder trial is whether he intentionally shot and killed this beautiful young woman, or as he claims, he mistakenly believed there was an intruder breaking into his home so he fired four shots through a locked bathroom door in an effort to protect himself and Steenkamp from serious harm.

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