Legless blade runner shoots girlfriend - out after 10 months

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  • Salaman 8 Jun 2015 14:36:42 23,493 posts
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    I can't find the original thread for this, possibly gone after a ban/gi/forum suicide.

    So looks like he's out in August.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33049312
  • Psychotext 8 Jun 2015 14:42:34 64,756 posts
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    Gotta love being White and famous.
  • Deleted user 8 June 2015 14:44:50
    Makes sense, all he did is kill someone
  • Juz 8 Jun 2015 14:50:40 3,269 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Gotta love being White and famous.
    OJ Simpson is angry at your post.
  • Psychotext 8 Jun 2015 14:51:50 64,756 posts
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    OJ got off because of inept policing. Doesn't seem to be the case here.
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 8 Jun 2015 15:02:57 32,217 posts
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    Grax wrote:
    Makes sense, all he did is kill someone
    The main thing to remember is none of us are really planning on romancing him, getting into a committed relationship with him, then getting into an argument one night and nipping off to the bathroom. We're all safe from his murderous urges to kill. I certainly don't plan on ever visiting his home.
  • Rivuzu 8 Jun 2015 15:04:51 17,869 posts
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    Speak for yourself.
  • Youthist 8 Jun 2015 15:07:21 13,624 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    OJ got off because of inept policing. Doesn't seem to be the case here.
    I am not so sure about that - He got off because the jury unbelievably found him not guilty despite massive evidence to the contrary shown in court. He got off because he was very rich and had the most expensive legal team in history behind him - and because he pretended a glove didnt fit him (prosecution never should have allowed him to try it on though to be fair).

    Edited by Youthist at 15:07:39 08-06-2015
  • Salaman 8 Jun 2015 15:16:09 23,493 posts
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    DFawkes wrote:
    Grax wrote:
    Makes sense, all he did is kill someone
    The main thing to remember is none of us are really planning on romancing him, getting into a committed relationship with him, then getting into an argument one night and nipping off to the bathroom. We're all safe from his murderous urges to kill. I certainly don't plan on ever visiting his home.
    He'll be on some sort of house arrest but I'm not sure whether that means he can never leave ever. If he goes for a spin in a car with a sunroof, you could end up getting shot by him anyway. I think your best bet may be to never go to South Africa.
  • Deleted user 8 June 2015 17:44:23
    I belive the news story is incorrect.

    I don't have a problem with him being released, the issue is the original sentence which was way, way too low.

    He was jailed for five years, he was placed under house arrest for over a year before/ during trial and then served 10 months.

    That's close to what would happen in the UK (serve half your sentence) so I don't know why people are angry?

    The real joke was the five year sentence.

    Edited by LetsGo at 17:45:15 08-06-2015
  • Armoured_Bear 8 Jun 2015 17:46:48 25,910 posts
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    Yeah but COULD HE VOTE IN JAIL????!!!!!
  • Deleted user 8 June 2015 17:49:55
    Unfortunately, even tho he took the life of an innocent person, he still is allowed to vote.
  • Fake_Blood 8 Jun 2015 17:58:12 9,284 posts
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    10 months of prison for banging a super model for 6 months. Life is full of hard choices.
  • ZuluHero 8 Jun 2015 18:07:41 7,191 posts
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    Did he escape from a New York prison by any chance?
  • mrpon 8 Jun 2015 18:20:04 35,029 posts
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    Did he get bummed?
  • Youthist 8 Jun 2015 18:48:26 13,624 posts
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    LetsGo wrote:
    I belive the news story is incorrect.

    I don't have a problem with him being released, the issue is the original sentence which was way, way too low.

    He was jailed for five years, he was placed under house arrest for over a year before/ during trial and then served 10 months.

    That's close to what would happen in the UK (serve half your sentence) so I don't know why people are angry?

    The real joke was the five year sentence.
    Not to point out the obvious but the house arrest piece of above falls under the "half your sentence not in prison" bit. So to spell it out

    5 year sentence UK - serve half in prison, half out. 2.5 years served behind bars, 2.5 on release.

    Pistorius. 5 years sentence. Served 10 months in prison, 4 years 2 months on release. In fact - during his "house arrest" he was going to nightclubs etc and getting into a couple of scrapes IIRC evidence from the trial.

    So yeah - not close to what would happen in the UK. 5 year sentence and only actually in prison for 10 months is a joke.
  • Humperfunk 8 Jun 2015 19:16:37 7,923 posts
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    Apparently there is a law in South Africa that you only have to serve a sixth of your sentence in prison or something, that's what the BBC said anyway

    Edit: "Under South African law, Pistorius is eligible for release under "correctional supervision" having served a sixth of his sentence."

    Edited by Humperfunk at 19:18:45 08-06-2015
  • President_Weasel 8 Jun 2015 19:48:24 12,351 posts
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    HE DOESN'T HAVE A LEG TO STAND ON
  • Kostabi 8 Jun 2015 19:57:55 5,916 posts
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    Youthist wrote:

    Not to point out the obvious but the house arrest piece of above falls under the "half your sentence not in prison" bit. So to spell it out

    5 year sentence UK - serve half in prison, half out. 2.5 years served behind bars, 2.5 on release.
    It's not entirely as clear cut as that, as if you're electronically tagged for over 9 hours a day it counts the same as days held on remand in custody would.
  • Deleted user 8 June 2015 20:04:32
    She should've courtesy flushed
  • Youthist 8 Jun 2015 20:05:33 13,624 posts
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  • Youthist 8 Jun 2015 20:07:54 13,624 posts
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    Kostabi wrote:
    Youthist wrote:

    Not to point out the obvious but the house arrest piece of above falls under the "half your sentence not in prison" bit. So to spell it out

    5 year sentence UK - serve half in prison, half out. 2.5 years served behind bars, 2.5 on release.
    It's not entirely as clear cut as that, as if you're electronically tagged for over 9 hours a day it counts the same as days held on remand in custody would.
    Right - just trying to generalise and show up 'ghouls badly thought through point. Legless was pretty much free to do what e wanted before the trial.
  • sport 8 Jun 2015 20:10:47 14,826 posts
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    Criminals beware!!! EG-ATTORNEY-AT-LAW is back and hungry for justice!
  • Kostabi 8 Jun 2015 20:23:08 5,916 posts
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    Youthist wrote:
    Kostabi wrote:
    Youthist wrote:

    Not to point out the obvious but the house arrest piece of above falls under the "half your sentence not in prison" bit. So to spell it out

    5 year sentence UK - serve half in prison, half out. 2.5 years served behind bars, 2.5 on release.
    It's not entirely as clear cut as that, as if you're electronically tagged for over 9 hours a day it counts the same as days held on remand in custody would.
    Right - just trying to generalise and show up 'ghouls badly thought through point. Legless was pretty much free to do what e wanted before the trial.
    Ah ok. Maybe I shouldn't skim across discussions like this. Much easier in other threads where it's just filtering out the dick jokes. :)
  • Salaman 9 Jun 2015 12:06:02 23,493 posts
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    Errol wrote:
    Should have got 25 years.
    He still might, there's something still to happen in November.

    The State’s appeal against former paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide conviction will be heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal in November.

    The State wants him convicted of the more serious charge of murder, which carries a heavier sentence.


    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Oscar_Pistorius/Oscar-Pistorius-appeal-to-be-heard-in-November-20150608
  • neilka 9 Jun 2015 12:07:43 22,459 posts
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    President_Weasel wrote:
    HE DOESN'T HAVE A LEG TO STAND ON
    Too soon
  • Deleted user 9 June 2015 12:10:51
    if a man can't fire guns at his scary toilet at 2am in the morning then al qaeda have won
  • brokenkey 9 Jun 2015 12:19:49 10,183 posts
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    https://youtu.be/TmabvEcmKoA?t=3m12s
  • Sir_Stefansen 9 Jun 2015 13:43:06 487 posts
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    The majority of the public wants to see Pistorius rot in jail because he has no legs. All they think it but no one have the courage to say it.
    The average citizen, frustrated by his daily failures enjoys seeing a man who despite was born with a discomfort managed, has got big goals. He doesn't conceive as a "maimed" may have had more success than him and now he has to see him suffer.
    If Pistorius had his legs, now, he would not suffer all this fury


    This is the harsh reality. People in the intimacy of the subconscious is bad. Not all, but many
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