Monday, October 20, 2014

My Prediction On The Final Sentence In The Oscar Pistorius Case

Hi everyone Elena and I are back from Sedona and doing the usual "mad catch up game"after being away. We had a wonderful time and saw a lot of beautiful views of an incredible area. We also enjoyed the wonderful hospitality and friendliness of the people of Sedona, Arizona.
Tomorrow Oscar Pistorius gets sentenced. I would not want to be in the shoes of the judge who must make the fateful decision with the entire world literally looking over her shoulder.
I have observed law around the world for over 40 years. After a while, one sees that throughout the world there is a market value for sentences for various crimes (With the exception of some states that still use the death penalty and others that have abolished it.
In the case of manslaughter, the sentence virtually anywhere int he world can range from probation to a mid range of two years up to four years on the top end. Look for a final outcome somewhere in that range.
This case has been a tragedy for all concerned. I'm glad that it's coming to an end.

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