Oscar pistorius

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spiderbabymum Thu 14-Feb-13 07:11:10

Heard the news this am

I'm just Devastated for him and his family and partners family

Rhiannon86 Thu 14-Feb-13 07:12:27

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LaTrucha Thu 14-Feb-13 07:13:29

BBC news says he has shot his girlfriend. Did you know that?

spiderbabymum Thu 14-Feb-13 07:13:43

Yes it seems that is the caseRhianon

spiderbabymum Thu 14-Feb-13 07:14:03

YES

NigellaLawless Thu 14-Feb-13 07:14:49

Poor poor woman! My thoughts are with her family!

spiderbabymum Thu 14-Feb-13 07:15:03

SA is such a violent society . There are car jacking s and murders every day

LaTrucha Thu 14-Feb-13 07:15:10

Accidentally it says.

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 14-Feb-13 07:15:41

Of course, if you are planning to bump someone off... 'I thought it was a burglar' isn't a bad start to your defence. hmm

spiderbabymum Thu 14-Feb-13 07:16:02

I am making the assumption they did not live together . And I 100 percent this was a tragic accident

LaTrucha Thu 14-Feb-13 07:18:34

I wouldn't have a clue if he meant to or not. I have heard it happens frequently in places where there are large numbers of gns. My grandad killed his dog with a piece of wood becasue he thought it was an intruder behind a door. A less violent man would be difficult to meet.

spiderbabymum Thu 14-Feb-13 07:19:58

MY POINT is Hoe could anyone LIVE with themselves after an accident like this .

Of course there's a possibility it was murder .....but I Suspect that it was certainally not

spiderbabymum Thu 14-Feb-13 07:21:10

yes la trucha ... Once again ... An incident that highlights the issues around the dangers of GUN ownership

But he shot her in the head. My first thoughts were similar to cogito's. If you think someone is a burgler why aim for the head?

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 14-Feb-13 07:22:01

Certainly?.... Sure of that are you?... smile A poor youg woman lies dead, shot twice, once in the head apparently, and we're completely certain that this isn't an extreme case of DV?

spiderbabymum Thu 14-Feb-13 07:22:24

Just so desperately sad.......

spiderbabymum Thu 14-Feb-13 07:23:38

yes it could be domestic violence

msrisotto Thu 14-Feb-13 07:25:15

I am shocked! Just heard it on the TV where a south african correspondant said he was in a secure, guarded community.....the risk of burglary should not have been substantially high.

scaevola Thu 14-Feb-13 07:27:25

The BBC isn't saying he shot her thinking she was a burglar.

They are reporting official police statement that a woman was shot dead at his house, and he is being questioned (no indication whether as witness or in another capacity). Everything else is sourced to unspecified "local sources" of unknown reputation.

Now, they may have good reason to be running this story that way so prominently. But right now they seem to be fuelling speculation.

ImpatientOne Thu 14-Feb-13 07:29:02

Absolutely terrible news whatever the circumstances sad

spiderbabymum Thu 14-Feb-13 07:34:45

yes Impatient One I totally agree .

Rhiannon86 Thu 14-Feb-13 07:39:13

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DowntonTrout Thu 14-Feb-13 07:41:48

It is certainly a tragedy. Whatever happened. I don't think it's helpful to bring up domestic violence yet.

The BBC and everyone else are reporting that the south African police are saying its a case of mistaken identity and that it's thought he mistook her for an intruder.

DowntonTrout Thu 14-Feb-13 07:42:36

Mind you. The SA police don't have a great reputation.

Utterly shocked to hear this. Yes, Radio One certainly reported it as a case of mistaken identity. A tragedy either way.

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