Transcript for Oscar Pistorius: Investigator Faces Attempted Murder Charges
For more, let's bring in "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams. This detective facing murder charges of his own. How could this affect the case? Astonishing. You're talking about the highest-profile case possibly in the history of this country. And a lead detective facing seven counts of attempted murder and the prosecutors didn't know about it? This is something that happened ten days before this incident. So, this is certainly a huge development. But more important is going to be, how does it impact his credibility? He is absolutely crucial to the prosecution's case here. He's the one whose talking about the ballistics. He's the one whose talking about how far away witnesses may have been who claim to have heard a fight beforehand. That's why he becomes such an important witness. Now, the prosecution has to make that decision, do we want to keep him on the case at all? We heard in bazi's report about his testimony and how shaky it was, to say the least. And what you're saying is going to draw into question what he has been investigating. Absolutely. And the police will have to make a fundamental decision if this guy is going to be able to stay on this case. But I think you're right. That's much more important, which is, is his account of 600 meters versus 300 meters away, where these ear witnesses were, credible? ballistics evidence? It's very important for premeditation. Were the bullets coming from above, where he might have been wearing his prosthetic legs? Or below, which would be his story, he wasn't wearing them? All of them are important questions. Premeditation is crucial to this bail hearing. If magistrate believes there was premeditation, it will be very difficult for him to get bail. And risk of flight. We keep hearing that phrase over and over again. That's why I'm starting to lean towards thinking that he's going to get bail. If the magistrate wasn't giving that a real shot, meaning, if the magistrate was ruling out the possibility of bail, I don't think there would be so much focus on risk of flight. I think now he has a pretty good shot of getting released on bail before this trial. We should find out soon. A lot of dramatic twists
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