Oscar Pistorius' tragic accidental shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp grows more tragically bizarre with each passing day. New reports have emerged claiming that Reeva was already dead when Pistorius shot her. Her skull had been crushed by a cricket bat. If that is true, then obviously Pistorius' claim that her shooting death was an accident is obviously a lie.
According to Hollywood Life, police told Reeva's family that "her skull was bashed in by a cricket bat, allegedly wielded by...Pistorius. Injuries consistent with being hit with the bat were also evident on Reeva's head when her family viewed her body before cremation." If the forensic evidence has been correctly interpreted, it means that Reeva was still alive after Pistorius' savage beating, and he shot her to finish her off, or he shot her to fabricate the story about mistaking her for an intruder. Pistorius claims that he'd used the "blood-stained bat...found in his home" to "break down the bathroom door when he realized he shot Reeva and not an intruder."
On February 22, Reeva's father Barry Steenkamp made a statement that Oscar "will have to live with his conscience if he is lying about what happened."
Right. Hopefully, he'll have to live with more than his conscience. Prison would be a good start.
Although his story has more holes than a pair of fishnet stockings, whether Oscar Pistorius is lying or telling the truth will be decided in a court of law. The real question is: Will his be another case of a famous person receiving "celebrity" justice while the victim's family receives none? Stay tuned.
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