Oscar Pistorius having been under a lot of stress has been granted bail.The judge found no charge to prosecute him any further with this reasons:
He did not think Pistorius was a flight risk.
He did not think the prosecution had shown that
Pistorius had a propensity for violence.
He did not think the prosecution had shown
there would be public outrage if he were released
He did not think the prosecution’s case was so
strong that Pistorius’s only reasonable reaction
were he released would be to flee.
The judge however pointed out some leaks in the accused’s statement which he thought with negligence was irrelevant at this point:
Why did he not ascertain Steenkamp’s
Why did he not verify who was in the toilet?
Why did Steenkamp not scream back from the
Why did the deceased and the accused not escape
through the bedroom door rather than venture
into the toilet?
Why would the accused venture into danger
knowing the intruder was in the toilet, leaving
himself open to attack? He returned to the
dangerous area. What if the intruder was waiting
The magistrate,Desmond Nair,granted the olympian bail for 100 000 RAND(£7 400).Oscar was told not to return to the silver woods estate where the incident took place,surrender his passport and report to the police station on Mondays and on Fridays.He also pointed out that the former chief
investigator in the case, Hilton Botha, had made
“several errors and concessions” during his
testimony during the bail hearing, adding that
prosecutors had failed to prove that Pistorius
was a flight risk or had a propensity toward