Parallels between Oscar Pistorius case, OJ Simpson trial
Controversy over how police handled evidence at crime scene
- Duration 5:26
- Date Feb 21, 2013
Controversy over how police handled evidence at crime scene
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More now on the blade runner case -- history making track star Oscar this story is in the shooting death of his supermodel girlfriend.
-- famous athlete charged with murder combine that with the media frenzy that stretches around the world -- some scrutinized evidence all of -- sudden.
And maybe this case -- to share some things with the OJ Simpson trial.
The fox reports chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt hunt is here just like the OJ case a collection of evidence seems to yet again be a problem.
Yeah I remember the bloody glove was it mom to -- was it OJ's remember the chain of custody in terms of the blood samples taken from OJ Simpson's has.
All sorts of questions now being raised about how cops handle evidence.
Of the crime scene -- most of the story this is alleged to have murdered his -- friend -- dean camp for instance.
They apparently left a -- cartridge behind in the toilet bowl.
The lead call who has now been removed from the investigation wolf -- the crime scene without wearing those protective shoe covers raising the question of contamination.
It was illegal ammunition that the cops didn't secure it in fact -- -- friends of the story just to walk away with it then there with a claims again and made by the lead detective.
That they found testosterone he had to -- -- back on the stand yesterday.
When he he had to agree on the defense questioning that in fact chip.
They did not know what that substance -- definitively so that's evidence collection but that's just really one of the similarities here yet of course the biggest similar the similarity we have here is the simple question.
All of webex a national sports hero in this case -- -- this story has.
Murdered his girlfriend -- -- -- OJ and they call obviously very similar.
Then you have all the questions about evidence gathering that were raised during the OJ Simpson trial.
And also now you have a lead call at the center of some controversy as their laws in the OJ Simpson trial in that case it was -- them and in this case is that guy you're looking at.
-- both sad and interesting that he.
Those murder charges that Greg Powell -- was talking about attempted murder charges.
Well he was only made aware of them.
-- -- -- admittedly so so performance on the stand yesterday -- Interesting coincidence their -- so sows generously it.
That was his words here Jonathan Hunt thank you as a -- before the commercial break that.
Blade runner case -- -- -- new lead investigator.
Since the former detective in charge stands accused of attempted murder himself.
But the -- investigators is that we'll have no impact on the court cases it moves forward not affect.
Things are judge Fox News senior judicial analyst its internal polls have no effect.
Well obviously we'll have -- it here's here's the effect its not gonna affect the facts in the case but it will affect the way the court and ultimately the jury.
Views the facts in the case I mean after just three days of testimony in what is a bail hearing -- not a criminal trial.
Not a prosecution yet just to bail hearing.
The whole focus of the case has shifted from what this story -- is alleged to have done to what the state did that say a disaster for the state.
When when the judge starts second guessing the government.
In the first presentation of the government's making second problem for the state.
Detective photo was the original gatherer of evidence -- the death scene.
Only he can testify about his impressions from that act of gathering evidence the state.
Cannot separate itself the government cannot separate himself from detective -- no matter how flimsy or criminal or shady or incredible his background may -- They're stuck with them they can -- -- detectives on the case but what he said in this preliminary bail hearing trial the government's gonna have to live with throughout the entire case.
One of the arguments is for -- over for lack of bail on the government's part is he's a flight risk.
In my view tickle in my view in the view of the judge presiding over this that is utterly laughable judge to both that.
He's if you are considered opinion that -- the story this is a flight risk detective both that a judge yes it is judge him.
That's exactly from the -- transcript it is laughable to think.
That a person who is universally recognized as an athlete and has no legs below his -- It's a flight risk.
Because that's what the government wants the court to believe it's not as if he can't get around it's more that everybody anywhere is gonna know who he is correct.
Now in fairness to the government this is not the trial this is not the time or place to prove him guilty.
The purpose of the bail hearing is to show is there enough credible evidence lawfully gathered to support the charged.
And is there any bail that will assure his presence.
When we need him for later proceedings so there may be other evidence that the government has that he chooses not to reveal at this time it doesn't have to reveal all of it.
And there may be other people who can testify for the government will do a better job on both -- -- But the government is stuck with -- And that's argument that the story this is a flight risk I don't think we'll be taken seriously by the court this lack of a jury in this trial I guess it's not unusual for their but it's a little weird to me.
Well as a lack of a jury at this stage.
Still there will be a Soriano will report -- -- -- there will be a jury time at at the time that guilt or innocence is to be resolved but all the preliminary procedures just like here and in Great Britain all the preliminary procedures will be decided.
Just by -- judge.
All right judge thank you or we watch and for Asia you know we'll all -- -- --