The Events of the Oscar Pistorius Trial

The trail of Oscar Pistorius was a trail that took place in 2014. The trial took place over the murder of Reeva Steenkamp with several charges that were gun-related. The trial took place in the High Court of South Africa that took place in Pretoria. The ending portion of the trial deemed that Oscar Pistorius was found not guilt for the murder of his girlfriend. Though Mr. Pistorius was not found guilty of murder, he was found to be guilty of culpable homicide as well as guilty of reckless endangerment with a firearm while he was at a restaurant.

Oscar Pistorius is a famous South African runner who has a disability. Despite his disability, Mr. Pistorius was able to compete at high level competitions such as the Paralympic Games as well as the 2012 Summer Olympics. His girlfriend that was murdered was a former model and was killed early in the morning on February 14th. His girlfriend, Ms. Steenkamp, was shot and killed that morning in the home of Mr. Pistorius because he mistook her for an intruder.

The entirety of the trial that took place was broadcasted live via audio as well as television. Some of the most notable portions of the trial were the consenting state witnesses, the judgement, as well as the sentencing. The story that was heard by the judge and the jury was that on the morning of February 14th, Mr. Pistorius had fired four gun shots through the locked bathroom door. Proceeding these shots, Mr. Pistorius walked to the bathroom and saw who the alleged intruder really was. Although there was no proof to convict Mr. Pistorius as the murderer of his girlfriend, there was enough evidence to convict him of homicide as well as in possession of a weapon.

During the proceedings of this case, legal analyst Brenda Wardle made a big impact in regards to the turnout of the case. Currently she is the Chief Operations Officer at the Wardle College of Law and has been researching and studying multiple South African cases such as that of Mr. Pistorius.

Wardle has extensive knowledge in labour law, contract law, interpretation of statutes, strategic planning, organizational development, dispute resolution training as well as many other topics. Ms. Wardle has been able to use her experience as a successful legal analyst to help others as well as to offer others advice on how to become the most achieving attorney.

Watch Brenda Wardle discuss the Pistorius case: