Oscar Shot his wife FOUR time , only go jail for 10 MONTHs. Why? i dont understand.

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South Africa legal system -_-
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Because there's no justice. Whether he meant to shoot her or not (I personally believe he did) he shot 4 times at someone who was locked in his bathroom. That says to me he meant to kill and that the person on the other side of the door wasn't a threat unless he keeps all his valubles stashed in the medicine cabinet.
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Male privilege.
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Because of who he is. If it was someone else, he would have gone to jail for a long time.
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Because of who he is. If it was someone else, he would have gone to jail for a long time.
He should have received a much lesser sentence than the one he got. In fact it should have been community service rather than jail or even no sentence.
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They weren’t married. Were they????????
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Still a ****ing henious crime none the less, it should of been years not months, the £££ matters and I will snm.
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(Original post by Id and Ego seek)
Male privilege.
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They weren’t married. Were they????????
No, it was his girlfriend.

He was convicted of culpable homicide, but there was reasonable doubt according to the judge that he meant to murder her, so that's the sentence he received.
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Still a ****ing henious crime none the less, it should of been years not months, the £££ matters and I will snm.
It was not a heinous crime. It was an accident. In fact it was not really a crime at all.
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No, it was his girlfriend.

He was convicted of culpable homicide, but there was reasonable doubt according to the judge that he meant to murder her, so that's the sentence he received.
Thats what I thought so OP got the title wrong.


Yeah, I watched the trial, still ridic, I would of got longer for slapping a police officer.
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It was not a heinous crime. It was an accident. In fact it was not really a crime at all.
Shooting your GF that happened to have a packed bag and phone with her by accident... I think not, plus futhermore if you are in bed with your partner and hear strange noises you check your partner is there first before getting drastic.


I know you will probably say he was closing the patio doors but either way you check on your partner first prep them if you can then act.
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Shooting your GF that happened to have a packed bag and phone with her by accident... I think not, plus futhermore if you are in bed with your partner and hear strange noises you check your partner is there first before getting drastic.


I know you will probably say he was closing the patio doors but either way you check on your partner first prep them if you can then act.
It was an understandable incident. Ms Steenkamp knew he was jumpy but persisted with her behaviour so unfortunately she will not be joining her family for the rest of her life.
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Because there's no justice. Whether he meant to shoot her or not (I personally believe he did) he shot 4 times at someone who was locked in his bathroom. That says to me he meant to kill and that the person on the other side of the door wasn't a threat unless he keeps all his valubles stashed in the medicine cabinet.
Ok, let's assume that he did genuinely think that it was somebody who had broken into his house. Now I'm not saying that I believe that, but for the sake of this post we shall be saying that was the case.

In South Africa you would have every reason to believe that you would be in danger. There is a very high level of gun crime over there, a very high percentage of criminals are armed and if a burglar encountered somebody in the house that they had just broken in to then there is every possibility that they would end up shooting that person. If he did genuinely believe that somebody had broken in through the window into that bathroom then he would have also had every reason to believe that unless he did something then it could very well result in the person who had broken in escalating things and putting him in danger, and so he did what was necessary to eliminate that risk.
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Ok, let's assume that he did genuinely think that it was somebody who had broken into his house. Now I'm not saying that I believe that, but for the sake of this post we shall be saying that was the case.

In South Africa you would have every reason to believe that you would be in danger. There is a very high level of gun crime over there, a very high percentage of criminals are armed and if a burglar encountered somebody in the house that they had just broken in to then there is every possibility that they would end up shooting that person. If he did genuinely believe that somebody had broken in through the window into that bathroom then he would have also had every reason to believe that unless he did something then it could very well result in the person who had broken in escalating things and putting him in danger, and so he did what was necessary to eliminate that risk.
I'm aware of that, I have a few friends who have left the country for that reason, but unless the 'burglar' had eaten something a bit dodgy beforehand they would have no reason to be staying in the bathroom if you ask me.
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I'm aware of that, I have a few friends who have left the country for that reason, but unless the 'burglar' had eaten something a bit dodgy beforehand they would have no reason to be staying in the bathroom if you ask me.
Who said anything about them staying in the bathroom?

It would have been entirely possible that they broke in through that window, the noise woke him up and in the time it took them to climb fully through the window he made it to the bathroom door and fired.
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Who said anything about them staying in the bathroom?

It would have been entirely possible that they broke in through that window, the noise woke him up and in the time it took them to climb fully through the window he made it to the bathroom door and fired.
We know though that there wasn't the sound of a window being broken because there wasn't a burglar. That would have been different. He'd have had quite a way to walk (there are floor plans of his house online) and without his legs he wouldn't have been quite as quick, making it likely that a violent burglar would have been out of the bathroom before he had chance to shoot through a door.
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Corruption of the state, unfortunatly.


You hear something in the night, what's a normal persons first reaction? That's right, you would check to see if it was your girlfriend/boyfriend who was making the noise. Instead, he decided that;

A) It can't be Reeva that woke him (even though he didn't check the bed he shared with her)
B) A burglar must be steeling his toothbrush.
C) Shoots without question.

He killed her and go away with it.
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Because hes white and a celebrity.. and to be fair SA doesnt have many celebs they can't afford to lock up one of the most recognised figures in their country.. after mandela died SA has not much going for it.

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