Any Bees following the Oscar Pistorius murder trial?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I’m following. TBH, it seemed open and shut to me, but his testimony seemed so genuine…

I suspect that maybe he is an unbalanced person who was very paranoid… wonder why they’re not crying mental health grounds?

Post # 4
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve kind of paid attention. A lot of things that the pundits say don’t make sense confound me. They wonder how he can say they were in bed asleep but yet she had just eaten, well, I get up all the time at night and dh sleeps right through it so it makes sense to me. I haven’t paid enough attention to make a hypothesis but I wouldn’t want to be the judge or on the expert panel. 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Let’s see. There’s a noise in the bathroom and your partner’s not in bed next to you. What’s your first reaction – ask if he/she is in there, or find a gun and shoot through the door?

I haven’t followed the trial itself because it’s all too gruesome and sad. I have a sneaking feeling he’ll get away on a lesser charge, unfortunately.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

aussiemum1248:  I agree with you! I even asked my husband if he thought there was someone trying to break in, what would be his first thought? He said to check to see if I was in the bed and have me call 911 and get us out of the house. Not shoot through the door several times, hear me scream, and then ask if I’m in bed. I don’t think he’ll get 25 years in prison though. I do think he’s guilty.

I like trials and find them fascinating, even though they are upsetting.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Rachel631:  I think the lack of emotion after he murdered her is very telling, versus the emotions that he is now displaying…. Polar opposite. I think he’s had plenty of time for the “heaviness” of all of this to have truly sunk in (which likely has been traumatic in itself) and to have coached himself on exactly how he SHOULD react had it been a genuine accident. No doubt he has mental issues. Anyone who brutally murders a “loved one” does.

It’s his life on the line here… So, I’m chalking it up to good acting. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

aussiemum1248:  Let’s see. There’s a noise in the bathroom and your partner’s not in bed next to you. What’s your first reaction – ask if he/she is in there, or find a gun and shoot through the door?<br /><br />

Exactly. That’s what made up my mind right there. You don’t check to see where your partner is, but instead shoot at something unseen? Absurd.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Haven’t been following it closely, but yeah, guilty. Though agreed with PP, I doubt he’ll get charged with what he deserves. 

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