I am insufficiently familiar with your legal system, so it's difficult for me to evaluate the prosecutor's strategy. But I agree that it looks like a sure conviction. Pistorius is certainly a violent individual.<quoted text>
Let us forget for a second that Manchester United plays football (hey, that is not far from the truth)
I have heard about the airplane saga, now that is some weird stuff. Planes do not just disappear. I am trying hard to come up with one scenario that fit the facts and I have come to the logical and just conclusion that Jesus beamed the airplane up, as he needs a 777 for his collection. Either that, or ge wants him some Malaysian stewardesses. That is highly plausible.
As for mr. Pistorius.... I think the lawyering was purdy good (IMHO, of course). Roux, the defence attorney, is going at pains to try and prove that the witnesses talked about the case with each other, it seems. Not working, I am afraid. I honestly believe that the prosecuting attorney should have made a lot more objections to the assumptions and wordgames that Roux is getting into.
The ballistics expert, Mangena, I believe was a fantastic witness and he tore Roux a second one.
Here is my take: the fact that Oscar was on the ground when he fired the shots, may take away the premeditation aspect. I cannot see anybody planning to kill anyone, would do so while having to crawl on the ground. It may still be murder; premeditated? I am doubtful. The point may be moot; even if he strikes it lucky and avoids murder, he will almost definitely be found guilty of culpable homicide. In SA, that is ten years. Then, all the gun related offences? 2-5 years apiece. I cannot see Oscar escaping with anything less than 15 years.
Yes, ManU is in real trouble, especially now with van Persie out. The player of the year is clearly Suarez by the way, it's not just the number of goals, but the quality and beauty of his play.
He and Sturridge work very well together, too.