Oscar Pistorius Murder Charges: Is He Capable of Killing?

Dan Abrams and Michael Sokolove discuss the Olympic runner charged with his girlfriend's murder.
3:32 | 02/15/13

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For more, now, let's bring in "gma" legal analyst dan abrams. And we have michael sokolove who wrote a piece on pistorius. You must have been shocked. I was shock and saddened. mike tyson. This was not anything like that. You did write in your profile that he was a fierce -- he had a fierce, even frenzied need to take on the world at maximum speed with minimum caution. Reckless? Very reckless. I think oscar saw himself as an action hero. His own an action hero. He drove fast. He kept exotic pets. He wrecked his speedboat. I worried about him hurting himself. I didn't see him as a person of mall la malice. Dan, we were talking about the culture of guns in south africa. Every does live -- you were there, too, michael. In a compound, a fortress behind high walls, electrifying gates. Many people with guns. And yet, the laws are not th dissimilar from ours when it comes to protecting your home. It depends on which state you're in as to what the laws are. But generally in south africa, the law is, if someone is coming into your home and you have a reasonable belief that they're going to hurt you or someone else in your household, you have a right to use deadly force. If someone is, for example, in your home and they are leaving, after having robbed your house, you do not have the right to shoot them. There's a lot of questions here about what was he thinking? What was his intent? Those are going to be very important questions legally when thinking about this case, as it moves forward. There's some real questions that are being raised about all these really heroic athletes because he was a hero, internationally. Not only to the special olympic community, but to athletes everywhere, for everything he did, after losing both of his legs at the age of 1. There was an interesting question in "the washington post." This morning. Do we expect too much?

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