Chief magistrate grants bail to Oscar Pistorius
Murder suspect to be freed from custody pending trial in South Africa
- Duration 8:28
- Date Feb 22, 2013
Murder suspect to be freed from custody pending trial in South Africa
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This from on the -- that this is just -- saying now this is the Associated Press had a Pretoria South Africa it is a one line headline.
Magistrate says Oscar for historians to be granted.
That's what's coming now in from the Associated Press Greg cal cuts inside the courtroom.
His reactions coming from the moment they describe how he is reacting now Megyn Kelly is with me now 2 and making good morning to you.
I don't know how much time you have spent studying up on south African law but.
My hunch is you're about to get a lot more familiar with us.
If the magistrate says he gets bail.
And if that headline holds.
The story -- goes home today right.
Our apologies OK I won't get -- back here in a moment but.
I just going to the wire services here now I've listened it would be a wonderful thing if we had a video feed because we -- -- -- What's happening inside the courtroom.
The magistrate said before this bail hearing began though that the video would not be allowed and that's the reason why we just bring you the microphone.
Megan's back now make -- I just want to read this headline now.
If you miss this the Associated Press says the magistrate will grant -- out Oscar the story is if that is the case he goes home today.
I'm not surprised.
22 days ago -- I would have been surprised that -- -- is falling apart thanks to what appears to be some very shoddy detective work.
By a man who we now know and you get reported yesterday.
-- state in seven counts of attempted murder hint that they got they haven't been lead detective.
At least they did twenty -- hours ago and I'd been replaced but you tell me how compromise the investigation -- -- that they had.
Someone who is himself an attempted murder defendant as the lead investigator someone who left behind the bullet -- In the toilet which is -- which is at the crime -- someone who let ammunition go walking from the crime scene.
With supporters of the dependent.
Somebody who testified under open there's nothing at that crime scene that is being consistent -- -- victorious there's a version of the event which is not true.
Just sitting here armchair lawyer.
Apple world the way I can I can -- -- by respecting their totally inconsistent with his story.
Somebody who can get it decried feed himself by not even wearing a protective -- it's better that you're supposed to -- -- officer.
All of this came out at you cross examination of the bail hearing and what seemed to -- -- first it airtight case.
Is quickly and rattling and a and a war I that magistrate -- have serious doubt that you about the prosecution's ability to make premeditated murder.
And at the very high standard I don't know -- they can make editing -- I don't know that they can make any murder case already now.
It in a country where they have a 10% conviction rate in murder case about.
Not made -- -- and and I heard you say that last night at 10% conviction rate in murder cases in South Africa.
Is it pretty stunning number and we can also add to the mix here.
That the -- his family according to the wire reports -- in court after the athlete one.
His release on bail we have a live shot up right now that shows what's going on outside.
There and you know it's it's striking to me -- and when you when you watch this -- listen to what's going on that court round you know.
Kind of that the parallels that that you feel to the OJ case because this man is so famous -- live so well -- in his nation.
Accused of killing this you know beautiful.
-- -- girlfriend.
And it is clearly you know -- ripping.
That country in a way that you know -- eat just -- you wonder how what impact that has on how this all plays out in the -- Well acted -- good point and any other problem that they have a parakeet has been in that in that.
Country apartment notoriety is.
That there than an epidemic there of pilots.
Biden then again they're beatle partners an epidemic.
I mean that if they did.
-- -- get up there and argue about how to murder rate it high crime rate it high it out of this story you bit and that's what -- -- -- -- when he heard it.
Noise in the middle of the night -- after the conclusion that it was an intruder.
Rather then the woman he was sleeping with enough -- grounds.
But it's the truth is South Africa had become -- this horrendous.
-- violence against women in Elkhart arrogance -- partner.
And they tend to overlook -- our and this guy you know there are initial report that meet each had at least a couple of getting that -- incident -- at his -- they're not being what it does involve the -- Or other women we don't know -- -- but we know she was an abuse when that woman in the past.
And let an advocate urge you to limit and that they -- the pattern that women who are abused Accenture repeat.
That's all circumstantial and not necessarily admissible.
But you tell me is it possible that a man so terrified that an intruder might come into account in the middle of the night would -- with the sliding glass door to open.
At a pond burst cheering annoys.
You wouldn't need to look in the bed next to him to beat the woman who was supposed to be sharing the -- -- was there.
I was in the bathroom that he was about negotiate down and you can bubble that she wouldn't have screamed when he allegedly screams -- one big year.
It it probable that she would lock the door to use the restroom.
In the middle of the night and it well.
-- wearing a street quote why in the middle of the night she had gone or short the net debt as opposed to a -- -- I that is not vision that these are great questions and they will be answered in some sort or another during the trial and Greg -- -- getting.
Lined up there in South Africa now but make you go back to your first point here.
I mean this is what defense attorneys do that they don't go and defend their client they -- the case against the police and they put the police on trial.
I'm that's pretty much what we saw over the past 24 hours.
That's actually read that their job and that but they should do because there -- South Africa like here.
The decade normally stacked against the dependent on it just merely by the fact that he's been charged.
The Trier back letter to judge like it will be here or a jury that it is -- America usually.
I believe they did something in -- every mission have been cut but it courtroom but the deck is stacked against them and they've been should work to the defendant that edits.
And we should -- -- -- other cheap dollar write and what a mess but the investigator.
-- that is that he didn't do it and he may have caught that the prosecution.
I don't know a premeditated murder conviction a murder conviction altogether I'm really not certain how.
Well with that it and -- -- we don't know yet if he was specifically assigned -- -- case.
-- if he assumed control of it or perhaps he was just in a rotation of various detectives that are on that police staff.
I don't know how he got it appointed but what I do know according to report this.
It attempted murder charges by the way there are seven of them he allegedly tried -- -- about all of the billions that it.
Jake being a bad guy.
He believed it -- -- -- That that was brought on February -- -- was killed on February 14 so.
When they find the -- to the case they -- a little -- they knew I had seven count of attempted murder.
Potentially pending against him and no -- -- eyelash.
Beckett didn't harassment case hero that still does not prove.
Guilt or innocence.
For this story.
Athlete I was -- I I eight I don't pie as bad as that person to -- -- -- ears.
That without shoddy detective work this is a strong case against doctor historians because his story -- -- that.
No sense whatsoever and repeat what the other evidence that -- -- there were initial report that an ear witness heard them arguing although.
Did -- appear to have been very far away your initial report that she had been checked in with another man shortly -- -- -- -- We bet dot confirmed so albeit I'm good -- but the evidence did -- In other argument for what it kicked and knocked it anything but his story as she told it not -- nonetheless.
Not plausible doesn't equate with GOP beyond a reasonable doubt.
Yeah and the magistrate said as much -- how he's ended this story has.
A lot of holes and it in he said that that could.
Constitute a reason why.
What the stories would want to flee when the magistrate was laying down his argument for you know what what -- persuaded him in that direction.
-- thank you so much we'll see you later.
And I an element that's sad American -- and Walton and thanks so much.