No one here should be assuming anything about the case. The story isn't that far fetched and these things happen all the time in a shoot first country like US, which is why I'm surprised that Americans find it hard to believe.
Pretty sure this happened in South Africa.
And this guy is full of shit. First thing you do if you think there's an intruder is check on your girl. Not grab a gun and start shooting through doors.
It could've been an accident. It's easy to say what you would do and say when something like this would happen, but when it actually does happen people panic and do very stupid things.
When what happens? Nothing happened. When I hear a noise I don't panic. I certainly don't grab my gun and start firing shots through closed doors. Please, let's not act like his claimed reactions were anything close to typical or normal.
what really happened... the two were fighting about something
things escalate, girl goes to washroom and sits on toilet and refuses to come out
guy goes crazy, yells at girl to come out, she doesnt.... and then he shoots her through the door
That sounds more plausible than his story. As an earlier poster said, I'd think the first thing someone would do is double check where your significant other is before you start shooting, especially if the holster and gun is on her side of the bed at the time of this.
If you listen to stories/interviews of people who hung in his circle, the guy was a sociopath. Very aggressive, stand offish personality. History of domestic violence.
As Jaydacris pointed out, most likely what happened was an argument or a fight. She locks herself in bathroom. He gets pissed off and shoots her.
Plus, his story is full of holes. If his girlfriend wasn't in bed, then it's logical to assume she went to use the bathroom rather than an intruder or some shit. Doesn't make sense to go to the bathroom (as a cripple) to confront an intruder. Would be more logical to hide and set up an ambush or something.
Originally Posted by InspiredLebowski
his brother is also facing "culpable homicide" from killing a woman in a traffic accident in 2010. this shit gets weirder and weirder.
Again, his brother is also as ****ed up as Oscar is. The people in their circles claim them both as aggressive, cruel people so no surprise.
I wouldn't be surprised either if he gets off easy. South Africa doesn't exactly have the best legal system.
Isn't that far fetched? It's possible of course, but it is far fetched without a doubt.
Your girlfriend is in the apartment with you, so why on Earth would you assume sounds in the bathroom are an intruder? Not only sounds in the bathroom, but you go in there and see the separate TOILET room door closed and you're still thinking "intruder"?
A homeless man breaks into my apartment every other week to take a shit in my bathroom.