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    Quote Originally Posted by Asli View Post
    It depends on the probability of a long prison sentence though, doesn't it? If this is high, he might decide to spend his life in another country instead.
    I can't imagine a country not extraditing a murderer in a case like this where no politics are involved.

    Quote Originally Posted by Desperado View Post
    I just doubt the fact that someone else accused of murder but with less means than Pistorius would be allowed to leave the country.
    But his situation is very different from most other people accused of murder. He's a elite level competitive athlete. Competing at international events is how he earns his living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heckles View Post
    He may believe that an item that could have been used in the case against him has not yet been identified as such by detectives, or perhaps wasn't even located, and he wants to remove that item from his house.
    Could be. Or maybe he wants to go grab his favorite pair of shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
    He's too well known to just disappear so he's not a flight risk.
    He could still find a place to live that won't send him back. Others have done it.

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    Here's a long but very interesting background article on Oscar from a few days ago. Details a life of privilege and special treatment, including being allowed to compete in the 400m in London even though he had not qualified, leaving another SA athlete who had at home. Also many previous incidents of favourable treatment by law enforcement officials, as well as lots of reason to think there are serious emotional issues there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    Here's a long but very interesting background article on Oscar from a few days ago. Details a life of privilege and special treatment, including being allowed to compete in the 400m in London even though he had not qualified, leaving another SA athlete who had at home.
    Even though I don't think he should have been allowed to run, he most certainly did qualify as he "ran" under the A standard for qualifying in July 2011. Up to three athletes from each country who have the A standard are allowed compete at the Olympics. Pistorius was the only South African entered in the 400m in London so either the other runner was not selected or he did not have the A standard.

    And the athlete named Simon Magakwe isn't even a 400m runner.
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    Is South Africa the country with higher country standards though? I remember there being a fuss some Olympics where a country left qualified athletes at home because they didn't meet internal standards. IIRC, SA requires runners to meet two A standards. That may have been how Pistorius didn't qualify. I have no idea if this is the case. Though it is funny that the named runner doesn't run the event (I did find some articles about him being left off the team despite meeting the A standard, but nothing mentioned Oscar.)

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    Any body read the Vanity Fair article? http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/20...storius-murder

    I thought a lot of the things the article says were later on denied, (ex. she was shot through her shorts, there was a bloody bat, etc.) and things I didn't know (ex. she had stayed with him for three days, Pistorius never tried to talk to Reeva's parents) but I doubt they would've put it in due to the risk of later being sued. The portrait they paint is of an out-of-control aggressive jerk but a Slate blogger is not convinced:

    A New Vanity Fair Story Shows that Oscar Pistorius Is a Jerk. But Is He a Murderer?
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/crime/201...pistorius.html

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    The trial is starting in March and there will be a 24-hour TV channel dedicated to it.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...e-9096901.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    The trial is starting in March and there will be a 24-hour TV channel dedicated to it.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...e-9096901.html
    That's crazy considering that the judge hasn't even said yes to cameras in the courtroom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazpacho View Post
    That's crazy considering that the judge hasn't even said yes to cameras in the courtroom!
    If he says no, than they can have 24-hour fluff, I guess.

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    The judge declared that all of the audio can get broadcast but only parts of the video.

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    No comments yet, even after Pistorius threw up?

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    I think most people are just as sick of the trial as he is.
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    I cant remember any defendant going through so much physical drama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    I cant remember any defendant going through so much physical drama.
    Eh, I suppose that's to his credit. Better than OJ Simpson's smugness throughout his trial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    I cant remember any defendant going through so much physical drama.
    And what about the physical drama that Reeva went through the night Pistorius shot her? What about all the physical drama her family has gone through in the meantime with all this dragging out before the world media? I'm not saying you're showing him sympathy but if there is any concern to be shown regarding this, it's for the victim and her family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylet3 View Post
    And what about the physical drama that Reeva went through the night Pistorius shot her? What about all the physical drama her family has gone through in the meantime with all this dragging out before the world media? I'm not saying you're showing him sympathy but if there is any concern to be shown regarding this, it's for the victim and her family.
    I didn't read caseyedwards' post as anything but pointing out that his physical display is something he/she hasn't seen before (correct me if I'm wrong casey).

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    Quote Originally Posted by heckles View Post
    Eh, I suppose that's to his credit. Better than OJ Simpson's smugness throughout his trial.
    I thought of all those smug non responsive defendants that get controversy and this being opposite of that.

    Quote Originally Posted by kylet3 View Post
    And what about the physical drama that Reeva went through the night Pistorius shot her? What about all the physical drama her family has gone through in the meantime with all this dragging out before the world media? I'm not saying you're showing him sympathy but if there is any concern to be shown regarding this, it's for the victim and her family.
    The below is right. Just a comment on his crying and vomiting and hunching over which is rare.

    Quote Originally Posted by DFJ View Post
    I didn't read caseyedwards' post as anything but pointing out that his physical display is something he/she hasn't seen before (correct me if I'm wrong casey).
    You are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylet3 View Post
    And what about the physical drama that Reeva went through the night Pistorius shot her? What about all the physical drama her family has gone through in the meantime with all this dragging out before the world media? I'm not saying you're showing him sympathy but if there is any concern to be shown regarding this, it's for the victim and her family.
    The perpetrator is also a victim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylet3 View Post
    And what about the physical drama that Reeva went through the night Pistorius shot her? What about all the physical drama her family has gone through in the meantime with all this dragging out before the world media? I'm not saying you're showing him sympathy but if there is any concern to be shown regarding this, it's for the victim and her family.
    This line of thinking has never sat well with me. Just because a person says one sympathetic thing towards the ACCUSED doesn't mean they feel no sympathy for the victim or their family. People act like we have to choose. "If there is ANY concern....its for the victim and her family." How about I have enough concern for ALL OF THEM? Is that such a ridiculous concept?
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