Details emerge in case against Oscar Pistorius
Olympic star's girlfriend shot four times through bathroom door
- Duration 7:19
- Date Feb 15, 2013
Olympic star's girlfriend shot four times through bathroom door
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-- -- back in session on the docket today shocking new developments for blade runner Oscar historians as he learns that prosecutors.
Will charge him with premeditated murder in the Valentine's Day killing of his girlfriend.
The double amputee who made history at the London Olympics cried openly in south African court today's he learned that news he knew it was a murder charge he did not know.
Premeditated until today that steps it up.
The prosecution believes they can make the case they claim he knew exactly -- he was doing and he planned the entire thing.
When he shot his girlfriend at these four times at his south African home yesterday.
Early media reports describe the shooting as an accident claiming the story is mistakenly thought his model girlfriend Reba -- camp.
Was -- camp was an intruder.
And the stories issued a statement strongly disputing the murder charge now faces.
A police have described previous domestic incidents at that -- track star's home and that's not all.
Joining me now -- -- -- a defense attorney former prosecutor and David -- also a defense attorney.
So welcome him off it this premeditated murder believes in me means they don't buy what he is saying at all and tell us John I -- he's claiming.
That he she is she walked in and surprised him and bang bang bang through a closed door he killed -- Yet that's his story you know.
His real story is a little bit implausible it who couldn't sneak into your boyfriend's -- to get mistaken for an intruder so that I'm sure -- led prosecutors to investigate a little bit deeper.
It is a little odd -- that they haven't had a whole lot of time to investigate that's.
But to elevated -- -- murder which could happen if he were surprised so to speak to it premeditated which is the highest form of murder there's -- premeditated plot that's the highest form.
Made the prosecution is not buying his story at all.
Perhaps because the word on the street is he did issued her through a closed door she might have been in the bathroom with the door Activision got bathroom door and jacked around I think that's a very telling back in favor of the prosecute.
I don't know -- we don't know who was behind the bathroom was he in the bathroom a towering afraid because he thought this was an intruder.
-- I mean we don't we don't know enough yet.
Exactly -- and Megan in 2011.
In the province alone.
That the stories lives in there were 7000.
Home invasion robberies.
At a very high murder rate now -- -- something else he is disabled he amputated below the knees.
He's got guns to protect himself.
He uses those guns and it's critical but he uses and quickly because of his disability.
To take care of what he perceives.
Is a threat of great bodily injury or death and that's what he did not only shot apparently four rounds from a nine millimeter -- -- -- went through a door.
Or heard who we thought was an invasion now -- -- And they hit and obviously killed his girlfriend and Tim mead data indicates.
That he doesn't know he's there and he suspects whoever it is is up to no good it could do him great harm.
So I think he set up for our great defense and as far as a domestic violence goes.
Yes there -- some indications -- may have been some calls to his house but certainly no indication of any arrests or prosecution while.
That's the name John always always heard so far and I outplay you look at this you -- I don't know what happened but then when the police tell you that there have been prior quote.
Domestic incidents at his home.
That makes you leap to conclusions that makes you think okay he's -- he's a wife beater a girlfriend beater and he did it and that's not fair because we don't know what what does that mean prior domestic incidents at his home.
It -- I haven't seen the string of of ex girlfriends coming forward to say he abused me he abused me or the police talking about.
You know the number of times this woman the model girlfriend called and complained.
Then what you know was there any incident of incidents of prior domestic violence is going to give the prosecuted.
Prosecution the element of motive now motive is not something that ever needs to be proven in a murder case or any -- for that matter.
But that's what I think the prosecution is looking at now because apparently.
Some neighbors heard some sort of dispute happening that very night and -- the mother of a prior girlfriend has come out and insinuated that -- so bad that her daughter is safe from that I monster or some words about the fact that she caught that could.
-- her reacting to the news that he's accused of murder now we don't know whether that mother of an ex girlfriend is referring to something her daughter.
Went through but that the question is it David and what they describe was simply.
Noises were heard -- neighbors heard noises before the shots well that doesn't tell us.
That they were fighting or what they heard but you tell me David affected the upgraded charges data points out.
They know a lot more than we do.
And it does seem that the police believe based on the circumstances as they are seeing them that this was no accident this got planned it and he has a history David.
Explosive outbursts and some threatening behavior toward toward men -- -- business that toward the girlfriends well -- in the past.
In the the premeditation can take place in seconds premeditation doesn't mean that he planned for days or weeks or even months.
And -- -- if you really wanted me to kill his girlfriend there's certainly would been much better ways to do it in this I mean if you know he could hate somebody to do it.
And there's no blaming and this is this -- -- you point out this is a very dangerous community everybody in South Africa -- it knows that they've got a lot of us have guns it's not unusual body.
But pretty presumably also knows that people know about the domestic violence history if there is one so he's going to be the target he's going to be -- Good man -- a -- -- you can't credit right in with thinking straight.
And thinking but -- also those of us think the thing is -- right you know he he is he's a superstar in South Africa he's and they love him.
But this woman look at this beautiful woman who who he did kill we just don't know -- was murder.
She -- she was a lawyer.
She's a huge model she uses the very extremely popular.
Law student I should say and a forceful advocate.
Domestic violence -- I had an advocate on behalf of battered women.
And apparently she had another episode where she was on the receiving end of domestic violence and sadly there are patterns for women.
Matching up with men who don't treat them the right way even though she ultimately became an advocate.
Yeah and and that is should this that look this is a -- all the way around you have two beautiful people -- have one is considered a hero you have this beautiful woman who's now.
Dead at -- thirty.
We don't really know what happened but we know -- not that -- the prosecution.
Could easily they could they had him on home arrest -- could easily do in this investigation first and he's gonna go anywhere because these two popular take his passport they could have done that they have to know more than we know right now in order to charge him number one and -- it within 24 hours.
Number -- you know I got a guy he knew he walks on the blades I mean it's Nike's.
You know that they not gonna get away he's a huge starts -- -- gonna gonna know exactly yet little went.
That exactly is one other thing I think that's huge for the defense that he's disabled yes no legs Megan so he takes actually got taken immediately because -- -- doesn't.
He's dead and he knows it and I think that's going to be a big part of this defense will have to see I think you and John are both right there must be something more we simply don't know -- Have find out as the case is getting so much scrap heap and it's just tragic this for young -- -- and really -- parish hit everything you need brains.
-- you know the willingness to give back to her community it's really -- panel thank you both thank you.