Oscar Pistorius in Court Without his Prosthetic Legs as He Pleads Tearfully for Leniency

Date: 15-06-2016 2:19 pm (6 years ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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In today's court hearing at Pretoria High Court, athlete Oscar Pistorius stunned everyone when he removed his prosthetic limbs and walked round the courtroom in a desperate emotional bid by him and his defense team to prove to the Judge that he didn't intentionally murder ex-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. The South African runner was asked to take off his artificial legs by his defence attorney Barry Roux who said it will be “embarrassing” for his client. The weeping athlete removed his prostheses and began to walk in court where he appeared to be in pain and struggled to maintain his balance. He held onto a desk for support as Mr Roux pointed at him and said this was a man who was frightened by a noise at 3am. His t-shirt wet with sweat and his red eyes filled with tears, Pistorius paused at the side of the court to remove his prosthetic limbs in the full view of the packed court as his defense counsel argued that he was too weak emotionally to serve a prison sentence .

''We don’t have to be psychologists” to see Pistorius is a broken man,Defense lawyer Roux tells the Judge.
Roux points out that Pistorius’ original planned release from prison – approved by the parole board – was delayed after a government minister intervened. This has not happened to anyone else, he says. Why wait until that last minute to intervene? That decision could have been made weeks earlier.
'No other accused has ever had to endure this level of publicity, misinformation and character assassination.' Defence counsel Roux said in quotes gotten from Guardian UK.
'This case has nothing to do with gender violence.'

Roux THEN calls Pistorius forward. He tells the court this will be embarrassing for his client. He asks a weeping Pistorius to remove his prostheses and stand on his stumps in front of the court. He does so slowly, then walks haltingly. He appears to be in pain and struggles to retain his balance. He holds on to a desk for support.
His doctor moves forward to support him as he stumbles.

Roux points to him, saying 'this is the man who was frightened by a noise at 3am. This is who is being sentenced.'
'I don’t want to overplay vulnerability, that’s not what I want to do. I don’t want to overplay disability. But the time has come that we must just look with different eyes, at least with unbiased eyes.' 'It doesn’t mean because he’s vulnerable that he can do what he likes. That’s not what we say.
'But when we’re entering the field of sentencing, look at that man’s conduct … Please let’s understand … who is this man that you must sentence?'  'He desperately does not want to hide behind fame … He wants to be treated like someone unknown, someone who has done wrong and must be punished.' 'Punishment is not meant to break the defendant … The accused does not fall into the category of offender who should be removed from society.' 'There is no purpose served.'
'The sentence needs to be appropriate to the individual,'
defence counsel says. 'The court needs to look for opportunities for rehabilitation. An excessive punishment could have the opposite effect'


Posted: at 15-06-2016 02:19 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
- Donchijoz at 15-06-2016 02:26 PM (6 years ago)
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tamper justice mercy
Posted: at 15-06-2016 02:26 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- osarobo62 at 15-06-2016 02:27 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: chijoz continental   on 15-06-2016 02:26 PM
tamper justice mercy
the way he did to the girl Huh?
Posted: at 15-06-2016 02:27 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- livinus5 at 15-06-2016 02:31 PM (6 years ago)
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Money and fame.Just look at the funny guy that beautiful girl was going out wit
Posted: at 15-06-2016 02:31 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ngfineface at 15-06-2016 02:39 PM (6 years ago)
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This Oscar is too cunny. Imagine getting off his support so that people can pity him. I just did now but naaa he must serve the sentence. Murder is murder weda with a full blown or physically challenged.
Posted: at 15-06-2016 02:39 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- ngfineface at 15-06-2016 02:39 PM (6 years ago)
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This Oscar is too cunny. Imagine getting off his support so that people can pity him. I just did now but naaa he must serve the sentence. Murder is murder weda with a full blown or physically challenged.
Posted: at 15-06-2016 02:39 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Vectorcy at 15-06-2016 02:44 PM (6 years ago)
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.life is really hard for some people.
Posted: at 15-06-2016 02:44 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- uduehi at 15-06-2016 02:48 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: ngfineface on 15-06-2016 02:39 PM
This Oscar is too cunny. Imagine getting off his support so that people can pity him. I just did now but naaa he must serve the sentence. Murder is murder weda with a full blown or physically challenged.
I feel pity for him but with this I believe he intentional killed his girlfriend
Posted: at 15-06-2016 02:48 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- EDDYPRINCE at 15-06-2016 02:55 PM (6 years ago)
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LOLZZZZ MONEY HAS POWER,,, SEE THE PERSON WHEN GIRL THEY DIE FOR... COME STILL KILL HER ON TOP THE MATTER NA WA OOOOO....
Posted: at 15-06-2016 02:55 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- gogoman at 15-06-2016 03:08 PM (6 years ago)
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He should have kill himself, better than this embarrasing shows  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 15-06-2016 03:08 PM (6 years ago) | Grande Master
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- adebnj at 15-06-2016 03:12 PM (6 years ago)
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What he did was wrong bcos of d crime rate in south Africa he was scared n mistaken or nt killed his fiancé. D judge shld jst take it easy with him pls 
Posted: at 15-06-2016 03:12 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- morgan1 at 15-06-2016 03:38 PM (6 years ago)
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Let justice prevail,,,,
Posted: at 15-06-2016 03:38 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- osarobo62 at 15-06-2016 04:06 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: ade on 15-06-2016 03:12 PM
What he did was wrong bcos of d crime rate in south Africa he was scared n mistaken or nt killed his fiancé. D judge shld jst take it easy with him pls 
if you are sleeping in bed with your wife at night, and you hear a noise from the bathroom, you woke up and your wife is not in bed,...would you
shoot through the bathroom door without seeing the person behind the door, knowing full well your wife in not in bed. Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 15-06-2016 04:06 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- dickieponga at 15-06-2016 04:13 PM (6 years ago)
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Hahahaha he wants to con a conman, it doesn't wash with me.. Abeg go jail..
Posted: at 15-06-2016 04:13 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- kison at 15-06-2016 04:36 PM (6 years ago)
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NEXT TIME BE careful, be very very careful, CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL……………………………….
Posted: at 15-06-2016 04:36 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- CHRISETTE at 15-06-2016 05:31 PM (6 years ago)
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Send him to jail pls
Posted: at 15-06-2016 05:31 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- beneno at 15-06-2016 06:24 PM (6 years ago)
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With this your condition you still see fine girl wey date you and you get mind kill the girl.any way I no judge u sha  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 15-06-2016 06:24 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- scottchris at 15-06-2016 06:28 PM (6 years ago)
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Is he seeking for pity..... Bcuz thats not in the JUSTICE book

Posted: at 15-06-2016 06:28 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Airbender at 15-06-2016 08:03 PM (6 years ago)
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part of change

Posted: at 15-06-2016 08:03 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zoe61 at 15-06-2016 08:12 PM (6 years ago)
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i sorry 4 him but justice most be serve
Posted: at 15-06-2016 08:12 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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