Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail, right in time for the telecast of the Oscars. The New York Times reports today that a magistrate in South Africa has granted the right to wait for his trial out of custody.
Pistorius is known as the Blade Runner a bail of approximately112,000 dollars. The Director of the film, Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, could not be reached for comment.
The Times reported that Oscar Pistorious is not a flight risk after four days of heated and emotional testimony. The Magistrate "took issue with the testimony and actions of the prosecution’s lead investigator, Detective Warrant Officer Hilton Botha, who has since been removed from the case, saying the officer committed “several errors and concessions” and “blundered” in gathering evidence."
The Magistrate does not consider Oscar a flight risk either. He is one of the most recognizeable people in the entire country. The Times did not report the conditions of his release.
It remains to be seen whether the Defense strategy of having Oscar testify at his bail hearing was a good move. He is locked into his story, and cannot deviate from it if he does testify at trial. It has worked so far.
But then again, Oscar's tears could be just an act. I see Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper playing Oscar.
One thing for sure, there will be a movie made about this story. Perhaps the writer or star of the film will get an Oscar for a story about Oscar.