Wait, no evidence???
South African Police Admit They Have No Evidence Proving Pistorius Is Lying
South African police say the lead investigator in the case against Olympian Oscar Pistorius faces attempted murder charges in an October 2011 shooting.
Police Brig. Neville Malila said Thursday that detective Hilton Botha is scheduled to appear in court in May on seven counts of attempted murder. Malila says Botha and two other police officers fired shots while trying to stop a minivan in the incident. Malila also said that an internal investigation by police may lead to Botha’s suspension.
The charges against Botha were reinstated yesterday, according to South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority.
On Wednesday, the prosecution case against Pistorius began to unravel with revelations of a series of police blunders and Botha’s admission that authorities have no evidence challenging the double-amputee Olympian’s claim he killed his girlfriend accidentally. Pistorius faces a charge of premeditated murder.
All this drama and Oscar just may walk away scot-free?
Via Huffington Post
The detective leading the police investigation into Oscar Pistorius’ fatal shooting of his girlfriend offered confusing testimony Wednesday, at one point agreeing with the athlete’s defense that officers had no evidence challenging the runner’s claim he accidentally killed her.
Testimony by Detective Warrant Officer Hilton Botha of the South African Police Service left prosecutors rubbing their temples, only able to look down at their notes as he misjudged distances and acknowledged a forensics team left in the toilet bowl one of the bullet slugs fired at Reeva Steenkamp. However, Botha still poked holes in Pistorius’ own account that he feared for his life and opened fire on Valentine’s Day after mistaking Steenkamp for an intruder.
Yes, the police in South Africa are too damn stupid to properly secure evidence in a high-profile case. SMH
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