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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 20 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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OneAmerican
Idaho Falls, ID

Why would you shoot someone through a closed door? Sorry, but his story is fishy for that one reason alone. But, secondly, if you are in bed with someone, and you think you hear an intruder, the first thing you say is "I think I hear an intruder, I'm going to check it out" Not go shoot somebody and then "Oh, hi, honey, sorry I woke you up, I had to go shoot an intruder in the bathroom."

skyrider
Helper, UT

Seems a little odd that he has a 9mm handgun but he has .38 caliber ammo?

SLC gal
Salt Lake City, UT

I don't think we can rule the injectables out. Wonder what they took out and what the side effects are....

Francis LeGuarde
Sandy, UT

This is a tricky, awful case. Shooting through a closed door seems like poor judgement at best, but hardly premeditated murder without significant new evidence. I'm a fairly small guy and probably couldn't put up much of a fight in an attack or fight. I can only imagine how vulnerable I'd feel without legs. It's an awful thought. Shooting through a closed door was an awful decision, but I feel for Pistorius and those impacted by the shooting. If in fact it was an accident, I hope South African courts resolve the situation in a way that doesn't further compound the tragedy.

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justamacguy
Manti, UT

@skyrider: A 9mm Parabellum (9mm Luger) bullet is actually .380 inches in diameter. Or as known by US standards a .38 caliber.

SME
Bountiful, UT

It seems like the height of the shooter should be relatively easy to determine. If the shots were from a normal height then he would have had his prosthetic legs on, and that would be an "inconsistency in his account". If the shots had been fired from lower, then there would not be an inconsistency.

The article briefly mentions that the shots were fired from a normal height (or at least that is the evidence the police claim), and then ignores it.

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