Criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Marcia Clark discuss Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius' affidavit claiming he never intended to kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Read the text of Pistorius' affidavit:
I, the undersigned, Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius, do hereby make oath and state:
I am an adult male and a South African citizen with identity number [identity number redacted].
I am the Applicant in this application in which I seek relief from this Honourable Court to be released on bail. I respectfully submit, as I will demonstrate herein, that the interests of justice permit my release on bail. In any event, the dictates of fairness and justice in view of the peculiar facts herein warrant that I should not be deprived of my liberty and that I should be released on bail.
Like a scene out of a movie, eight masked men divided in two cars made a bold arrival through the perimeter fence of Brussels Airport for a fast and extraordinary robbery. The airport's spokesman said it took just minutes for the heavily armed group to get away with precious cargo – $50 million in rough and polished diamonds.
Despite airport security regulations, the thieves' plan to pilfer the jewels from a plane headed to Zurich, Switzerland went off without a hitch. No shots were fired and no one was injured. They carried out the heist about 25 miles from Antwerp, a heavily monitored city known as the world's diamond-cutting capital.
How did the robbers know about the diamonds? How were they able to choreograph the timing? Did the passengers on the plane know what was happening? And do the police have any clues?
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