The Trial of Oscar Pistorius

The trial of Oscar Pistorius was a trial that involved the case of murder with regards to several gun-related cases. This particular case opened in the high court of South Africa and was opened to the public in March of 2014. Oscar Pistorius was accused of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. However, the judge of the case decided that the verdict was not guilty with regards to murder. The judge did reach the verdict that Oscar Pistorius was guilty of culpable homicide as well as guilty of reckless endangerment with the use of a firearm at a crowded restaurant. For the crimes that Oscar Pistorius committed, he was sentenced to five years for the culpable homicide and three years for the reckless endangerment conviction.

Mr. Pistorius was a South African runner who competed at a high level at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The events of the murder occurred in 2013 when Pistorius’ girlfriend was shot by him early in the morning. Mr. Pistorius stated that the shooting was an accident as he thought that his girlfriend was an intruder. The very next day, Mr. Pistorius was taken in custody and was charged with the murder of his girlfriend. The entire trial was allowed to be broadcast on television as well as on the radio.

One notable legal analyst who was involved with the case was Brenda Wardle. She provided legal analysis for this high profiled case at the time when Oscar Pistorius was put on correctional supervision. Mr. Wardle’s three law degrees have helped with creating the best case for her client and to analyze any situation effectively and efficiently.

Brenda Wardle was able to lend her expertise on the legal matter as she has published numerous articles in South Africa that concerned the presidential pardon as well as security clearances. One of the biggest things that she fights for are the pre-trial rights that everyone should have. She is a firm believer in the idea that everyone is innocent until they are proven to be guilty. Ms. Wardle was able to use her digital marketing skills and her gift with the media to discuss the case that concerned Mr. Pistorius. Thanks to her gifted skills as an analyst, she has been able to assist in finding the best sentence for Mr. Pistorius and his actions. Ms. Wardle believes that though he killed his girlfriend, it should be understood that it was an accident.

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