Oscar Pistorius Bail Hearing Today
Update: New thread with reports from hearing here.)
Murder can be a class 5 or 6 offense. Premeditated Murder is a Class 6 offense.
Where an accused is been charged with an "extremely serious" schedule six offence, he may be released only if he produces evidence to satisfy the court that exceptional circumstances exist which, in the interests of justice, permit his release
His lawyers will argue he should be charged with the class 5 murder offense, which would make bail easier to obtain. [More....]
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