Oscar was granted bail on Feb. 22 because the South African court decided that he is not a flight risk. Are you shocked that he was released from jail?
Oscar Pistorius is a free man. The Olympian was released on bail after Magistrate Desmond Nail made the decision to release “the accused” after being charged with premeditated murder of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar Pistorious: Bail Granted, Olympian Released From Jail
Magistrate Desmond Nair said: “The issue before me is whether this accused, being who is and the assets he has [here], would seek to duck and dive all over the world.” He concluded, “I cannot find that he is a flight risk. The accused has made a case to be released on bail. I appreciate that a person is dead, but I don’t think that is enough.”
The judge’s decision came on the fourth day of the bail hearing.
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On Feb. 14, Oscar claims he thought he heard an intruder in his house and when he heard noises in the bathroom, he got his gun, while not wearing his prosthetic legs, and shot four bullets into the bathroom door. Reeva was inside and he hit her three bullets. Oscar says that he then put his prosthetic legs on and broke down the door with a bat.
It was then that he saw Reeva dying on the floor and he picked her up and carried her down the stairs and she died in his arms. Reeva was buried on Feb. 19 in her hometown of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Her brother Adam said: “Everyone is sad understandably, but at certain points we were smiling whilst remembering Reeva because we only have good memories of her.”
— Chloe Melas
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