The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “WEEPING Pistorius faces LIFE IN PRISON in shooting” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/weeping-pistorius-faces-life-prison-shooting-164118873–oly.html).
“Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius wept in court Friday (February 15, 2013) as prosecutors said they’ll pursue a charge of premeditated murder against him in the killing of his model girlfriend, meaning the man who once inspired the world COULD SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON“.
“Pistorius’ family and London-based management issued a statement disputing the murder charge he now faces for the slaying of Reeva Steenkamp. The athlete himself initially appeared solemn and collected in his first court appearance, but later sobbed loud enough for his cries to be heard over the more than 100 spectators gathered for the hearing”.
“His tears even drew the attention of Chief Magistrate Desmond Nasir, who at one point simply said: “TAKE IT EASY“. Well of course IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE for Pistorius to “take it easy” at that point, knowing that HIS CAREER & REPUTATION ARE NOW OFFICIALLY IN TATTERS.
“Pistorius entered no plea at the hearing and his family LEFT QUICKLY, without speaking to journalists who followed them outside. In a statement later Friday (February 15, 2013), his family and management questioned the criminal charge the 26-year-old athlete faces”. “The alleged murder is disputed IN THE STRONGEST TERMS“. “left quickly” is the latest example of DEFENSIVE behavior a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). Also “disputed in the strongest terms” is A CIRCUS.
“The statement also said Pistorius wanted to “SEND HIS DEEPEST SYMPATHIES to the family of Reeva. He would also like to express his thanks through us today (February 15 2013) for all the messages of support he has received — but as stated our thoughts and prayers today should be for Reeva and her family — regardless of the circumstances of this TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE TRAGEDY“. Again this is nothing more than A MEDIA CIRCUS/A SHOW FOR THE CAMERAS.
“Gianni Merlo, who co-authored the 2009 biography “Blade Runner” with Pistorius, told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday (February 15, 2013) from Italy that Pistorius once DROVE OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT to see his first love after a fight. Pistorius crashed his car when he fell asleep behind the wheel, though Merlo said it showed his DEVOTION“.
“However, he said Pistorius once threw a friend’s girlfriend out of his house, prompting police to investigate and take him in for questioning”.
“He explained that this was a kind of (plot) AGAINST HIM, PLANNED AGAINST HIM“. Again, this is DEFENSIVE (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
At the defense’s request, the chief magistrate delayed Pistorius’ bail hearing until Tuesday (February 19, 2013) and Wednesday (February 20, 2013). Prosecutors and defense lawyers agreed to keep Pistorius in a police holding cell, rather than transfer him to prison like most normal suspects. While Nasir acknowledged that could give them impression that the athlete was getting “preferential treatment,” he agreed to it. Police have said they oppose Pistorius being freed on bail.
Finally, “In saying they’ll seek a premeditated murder charge against Pistorius, prosecutors likely are claiming they have evidence that the athlete planned the killing ahead of time, said William Booth, a prominent defense lawyer from Cape Town. The charge, which carries a sentence of life in prison, also makes it more difficult for Pistorius to successfully apply for bail, Booth said, though it could be a challenge to get a conviction”.
More specifically, Booth said: “IT’S QUITE DIFFICULT to prove that in a situation where there isn’t a witness. If I just plan it in my mind and I arrive at somebody’s house and there’s no witnesses and I shoot the person, IT’S REALLY TOUGH for the prosecution to show that planning“.
There’s only one thing to say about this. This is a STUNNING fall from grace for someone who is now OFFICIALLY no longer a role model. The “weeping” part is simply A MEDIA CIRCUS put on by the latest CELEBRITY.