- Behind The Door - The Oscar Pistorius And Reeva Steenkamp Story
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Behind The Door - The Oscar Pistorius And Reeva Steenkamp Story
The news of successful model Reeva Steenkamp's fatal shooting by her boyfriend and global sporting star Oscar Pistorius stunned the world. Over the ensuing.and can infected mushroom sailing in the sea of mushroom american horror story the magical delights of stevie nicks
Every news outlet around the world reported every minute detail of the case, giving each word a little twist for the sensationalism that became tabloid fodder and a trending news story. Her death was graphically reported in the trial, but the reasons for her death still remain unclear today. This book sets out, and succeeds very in providing a reader with the facts. Interviews with the key players were conducted and a background makes this account incredibly informative. And it feels like every aspect of the investigation was covered.
Barry Bateman was the first reporter to arrive at Oscar Pistorius's house on Valentine's Day last year, and however and wherever this story ends, Bateman will be the last to leave. For all the reporters from all over the world who have spent long months this year in that small Pretoria courtroom, myself included, Bateman, from Eyewitness News was the person with all the answers. This book, co-authored with Mandy Wiener, an investigative journalist and true-crime writer, bears witness to an expertise on this tragic story that is entirely unmatched, certainly by any of its other chroniclers, of which there are many, but possibly even by the lawyers who have fought it out, and the judge who, at time of writing, had yet fully to decide Pistorius's fate. Bateman, like the rest of the world, didn't know quite what had occurred on that gated compound as he rushed there on Valentine's Day morning. But he and Wiener have now seen the pictures, and the book begins with a painstakingly detailed description of a crime scene, and a horrific death, that were all too regularly overshadowed by the legal melodrama that grew from them. No detail is spared.
In February the news of successful model Reeva Steenkamp's fatal shooting by her boyfriend and global sporting star Oscar Pistorius stunned the world. Over the ensuing months, as Pistorius appeared in court, applied for bail and was eventually put on trial, every detail that emerged was analysed, debated, justified and digested. The world was haunted by the events as they were repeated and discussed at length. Public perception vacillated from version to version and from hour to hour. Finally, Judge Masipa found him to be not guilty of premeditated murder - but guilty of culpable homicide. Written by Mandy Weiner and Barry Batemen, the go-to journalists on the case for the world's media, Behind the Door is a compelling narrative that meticulously unpacks the evidence that has been so heavily scrutinised on all sides. But more than that, this book seeks to go beyond the facts of the case in search of the wider context behind this shocking tragedy: the back story of the police investigation, the nature of the South African criminal justice system, the culture of violence in South Africa and the need of society to create flawed heroes who are destined to fail.
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BEHIND THE DOOR :The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story
In February the news of successful model Reeva Steenkamp's fatal shooting by her boyfriend and global sporting star Oscar Pistorius stunned the world.,
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