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-- Dan Schorr who is an associate managing editor control and former criminal prosecutor thanks for being with -- Lewis for so long.
Good to see you Louis a trial attorney record advocacy at -- law school.
If you think -- there is an intruder in your home.
And you shoot.
You wouldn't likelier than neighbors wouldn't likely have heard a woman screaming ahead of the shots -- No and that's just one part that defies common sense in addition to all the other parts of the stories the story he says that he thought his girlfriend was in bed.
And that he heard an intruder shot through a locked bathroom door without checking in bed to -- his girlfriend was still there just defies common sense but.
He's caught where you know he's the shooter so he has to say that it was an accident is a lot -- -- -- was real self defense.
You know the interesting thing -- is that time.
It it's not a jury trial judge trial and you now that changes the dynamic.
And 107 witnesses Greg seems like really long trial we have to remember that they can do that at the pace of the judge wants to move.
And holding -- -- in the courtroom every day -- -- proceeding like that.
It's going to be way way different story because a lot of some of -- that you.
Have play out with -- juries.
You're not gonna play -- -- the other thing that I notice it's that may be different than what we would experience here in American courtroom rarely in a criminal case you loud to bring in prior bad acts as a high threshold.
For getting a judge to allow that.
Here it it seems like it's going to be done with ease they're gonna put people on the witness stand to say you kidding this guy this story -- What is a and angry and violent person and he did XYZ before.
I think the idea that you just said about a judge trial that allows them the opportunity to have a more open -- For discovery and for prior bad acts was a dream maybe -- judge.
To be able to judge between what's going to be relevant how to use it and how important it is so that's one of the reasons I think then that opens -- -- yeah uphill battle Dan.
For it is notorious.
Absolutely he's got to explain why he would -- into -- locked bathroom thinking that it was an intruder went his girlfriend was in there it just -- -- -- kind of sense although -- you know -- he will -- argue.
Assuming he takes the witness -- could put those on the witness stand what.
This is a neighborhood and a part of South Africa that is riddled with crimes and break ins and all kinds of violence and he overreacted and again I mention.
Imperfect self defense and honest but mistaken belief that your life is in danger.
-- is able at the same point I mean that does well and good when -- went well.
And that's gonna commandments into this trial clearly.
But the prosecution -- also suggested they could use a transfer intense theory saying that he was looking to shoot an intruder if that's true.
But it was still unjustified based on the facts that killing -- girlfriend it's still.
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