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After the verdicts were read, Pistorius, now 33, sat handcuffed by his mother in her court-appointed private room, his wife standing with the other victims. His wife looked distraught and his mother had tears running down her face.
During a nearly two-hour court hearing, defense lawyer Michael Schade accused the district attorney and other witnesses of making the argument in favor of Pistorius because they believed he was a victim.
The defense was not present for the trial, which had been scheduled to begin May 24 and finish May 25.
Before it could even start, Pistorius’ mother was forced to leave the courthouse after a reporter asked her if she did not want to make the court appearance. The judge told her to stay, citing privacy concerns.
Schade said the case against Pistorius was weak — and based on hearsay evidence that was collected for years and was only given credibility after the victim passed away. He also argued that the case against him was fabricated.
Nova Sowry, a prominent civil rights lawyer, said she believes the prosecution team is trying to get him off life support to try to find a cure for the heart condition that killed him.
At the time 인터넷 바카라of Pistorius’ death, he was in a wheelchair and suffering from severe cognitive deficits.
Pistorius’ defense team called the case weak, not credible, unfair and overreaching. “This is a situation so far beyond what the law has to do… that it has to be ruled out,” said Steenkamp-Peters, an attorney and political science professor at the University of Pretoria.
Judge 퍼스트 카지노Thokozile Masipa declared a mistrial.
Mascotte said it’s possible she might call the court into recess because the case will not finis우리 카지노h this month.
Pistorius had told his mother that he was on “death row,” or the death penalty, but she believed that he did not intend it to be a public hearing. Her trial was planned months in advance and was scheduled to last until Feb. 9.
Pistorius was convicted after the initial police inquiry on his February shooting death in the Vampyre resort had turned up no gun residue. He was charged with killing model Oriol Servini, a 26-year-old photographer who had been shot in the leg three times before being strangled to death.