REASONS OSCAR SHOULD GET 15 YEARS
THEUNS KRUGER, Graphics24
1THE CRIME SCENE PHOTOS OF REEVA Prosecutor Gerrie Nel fought for the photos to be released after Reeva Steenkamp’s father, Barry Steenkamp, told the court he wanted people to see “the pain she must have gone through”.
Criminal law attorney Riaan Louw says Nel was probably using the same tactics Oscar Pistorius’s lawyer, Barry Roux used by having him walk on his stumps in court “to play on the judge’s emotions”. OSCAR FEELS NO REMORSE AND WAS A POOR WITNESS
Nel argued that in pleading not guilty and refusing to testify during sentencing proceedings, Pistorius had failed to show any remorse for the crime. “‘I’ve caused a death’, is not the same as ‘I murdered her’,” Nel said. “Acceptance of the verdict is also not remorse ... until the accused tells the court why he did it; his regret can’t be taken as genuine remorse.”
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Judge Thokozile Masipa