The title of a recently released CBS News article is “Reeva Steenkamp’s mother: WHY did Oscar Pistorius do this?” (Web-site/URL: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57569854/reeva-steenkamps-mother-why-did-oscar-pistorius-do-this/).
“June Steenkamp, Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, told the Times in a front page interview: “Why? WHY my little girl? WHY did this happen? WHY did he do this?”
“in what it (The Times) described as an EMOTIONAL telephone interview“, Steenkamp said: “JUST LIKE THAT, she is gone. IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE and A SINGLE BREATH, the most beautiful person who ever lived is no longer here“.
“In a statement initially given only to The Associated Press and two South African reporters over the weekend, Arnold Pistorius, Oscar’s uncle, said the prosecution’s own case would show there was no murder”. “WE HAVE NO DOUBT (that) THERE IS NO SUBSTANCE to the allegation and that the state’s own case, including its own forensic evidence,STRONGLY REFUTES any possibility of a premeditated murder or indeed any murder at all“. This is the latest ASSERTION.
“The bail hearing, scheduled for Tuesday (February 19, 2013) and Wednesday (February 20, 2013), will be the first time both the prosecutors and defense will show their hands about the evidence involved in the killing, said Stephen Tuson, an adjunct law professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg”. “There will kind of be a little trial within a trial“.
Finally, “His agent (Peet Van Zyl) told the AP that THERE IS NO WAY TO PREDICT IF HE WILL EVER RUN TRACK AGAIN“. “For me, IT’S (still) TOO EARLY TO COMMENT. I think it’s still A HUGE SHOCK and TRAGEDY that TOOK THE WORLD BY SURPRISE so I CAN’T COMMENT on that one (Pistorius’ future career) or give ANY timeline to that at this point in time“. Again, “it’s too early to comment” is DEFENSIVE (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
Again, all the evidence seems to be pointed AGAINST Oscar Pistorius right now. However that SHOULD NOT be our focus right now/in this commentary.