Murder conviction against Pistorius may be a challenge
'Blade Runner' awaits trial
- Duration 5:26
- Date Feb 25, 2013
'Blade Runner' awaits trial
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What -- get to the latest now there's blood runner job blade runner trial and a bizarre twists in the Oscar the story -- it turns out the brother.
Of the blade runner is facing homicide charges of -- zone for a woman's death some five years ago meanwhile.
Proving the case against Oscar might not be so cut and dry as he.
He says the murder of his girlfriend and Valentine's Day it was an accident my next guest no stranger to high profile murder cases having been.
I'm right in the thick of all of -- during the OJ Simpson trial mark -- former LAPD homicide detective and Fox News contributor.
Mark very simple questions here because I want to go through what we believe right now the evidence to be.
But based on what has been reported.
And what's been revealed before they judge during the hearing last week.
What what do you think the best case is right now -- maybe the best piece of evidence that the prosecution has against him.
Well bill I mean that the best piece of evidence is obviously the suspect admits shooting the victim.
He also participated.
In giving an account of what happened in that room we don't know the particulars that are.
But I can imagine that he claims that he heard a burglar and he was so frightened for his life and he shot through a bathroom door.
Of course we don't know he saw the burglar or or any of the other -- -- up to that point but it's clear he admits to shooting he admits the murder.
If that's the case then is is jail time inevitable.
Or under south African law I'm not sure -- you know this just yet because I clearly do not.
If they go for premeditated murder -- they go for murder in the first degree and do not get that because he admitted the act of shooting her.
That resulted in her death does he get jail time and a minimum for a lesser charge or not.
Well I'm not sure how the lesser included offense is work when your just your before just a judge but let's assume that they do.
I mean in South Africa it's been reported that you can't you can't shoot somebody in your home unless they show.
888 fear or they demonstrate appear to you that your life is in -- -- shooting through doors clearly not that fact.
But in this situation I think that it's very clear that it's a homicide whether it's premeditated or -- first degree.
Or second degree in the in the heat and the rage of an argument I I think either one is going to be the the outcome.
Okay now that it's been reported that there was a window inside of this locked bathroom door.
What is his best chance of beating this rap.
Based on what we know more.
What I don't see how he's going to and -- some.
How good news did the government tour or did you just school system in South Africa is somehow.
Not motivated to prosecute him -- mean it's it's it's fairly simple.
Are on the -- you know prime facie cases he admitted shooting the victim what are what's some of the evidence.
It's been reported that she had street clothes on she was obviously not asleep as he said that they were.
I don't believe anybody went to bed I think there was an ongoing domestic violence situation at the residence in the argument continued up until the point of this year -- So when this evidence comes out to actually conclude that are roaming burglar is going to -- -- house for the lights on and people yelling and screaming.
Is pretty ridiculous are just on its face -- but big clearly.
You know all the evidence is going to come out and the evidence is gonna show that he shot somebody without knowing who was or he knew who was his girlfriend.
It's it's ridiculous to think it's gonna come out of me.
The other -- what do you think of the defense strategy to turn this.
Against the police when you had the lead detective.
Was exposed for another case so he's replaced.
I mean do you went through that yourself in the mid ninety's.
What do you think of that as a tactic or perhaps in this specific case.
Can that work.
Well tell you look at this what why do white is the defense do this it's because they don't have a defense.
For what the the suspect in this case he clearly shot the victim so now they have to attack for collectors of evidence.
They have to attack -- what they say they have to attack the reputation.
I mean the lead investigator on this song in the beginning.
Was involved in a tactical situation on another homicide case and because it was the wrong vehicle -- they supposedly brought charges forward.
Apples and oranges what does that have to do with this case and what how should -- this case.
Why don't believe it does if he's good or bad as an investigator how does that affect this case I don't think it does.
You have somebody that admits shooting the victim you have two people in the house that are supposed to be there.
Yeah this is not a whodunit we don't have the suspects going in and out that we have to identify would DNA hair -- fiber.
This is Clear -- A boyfriend shot a girlfriend.
End of story.
In the meantime he's out on -- 113 thousand dollars was struck a lot of people as a low figure based on the amount of money -- camps.
Nonetheless the case continues in June mark Furman thanks good to have you on today.
Thanks built our.