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And even if – hypothetically – Pistorius had shot an intruder in his toilet, instead of his girlfriend, ultimately, it could still be murder.
The charge of "murder" in South African law is based on the level of intent to cause a person's death, and there are three potential possibilities, Curlewis says.
Dolus directus – which the state prosecution is pushing for – represents direct, premeditated intent, and carries a mandatory life sentence in prison. Premeditation could take only seconds, Curlewis says, as it is based on whether a decision was made with rational thought, during the time an individual goes to collect a gun, for instance.
Dolus indirectus is relevant when an individual doesn't intend to kill a particular person, but causes death, such as in the instance of a random shooting in a public place, explains Curlewis.
And dolus eventualis – where an individual foresees a possibility that a specific set of events resulting in death can occur as a result of their actions, and he or she recklessly proceeds anyway – is also considered murder.
If found guilty of non-premeditated murder, Pistorius would face at least 15 years in prison, Curlewis says.
Aus dem Artikel geht wiederum hervor, dass für "premeditated" auch eine sehr kurzfristige Planung reichen kann.http://sports.yahoo.com/news/oscar-pistorius-trial--the-invisible-witness-141058347.html