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Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story Mandy Wiener

Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story By Mandy Wiener

Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story by Mandy Wiener


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Summary

A vivid, authoritative account of the investigation and trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius

Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story Summary

Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story by Mandy Wiener

In February 2013 the news of successful model Reeva Steenkamp's fatal shooting by her boyfriend and global sporting star Oscar Pistorius stunned the world. Over the ensuing months, as Pistorius appeared in court, applied for bail and was eventually put on trial, every detail that emerged was analysed, debated, justified and digested. The world was haunted by the events as they were repeated and discussed at length. Public perception vacillated from version to version and from hour to hour.

Finally, Judge Masipa found him to be not guilty of premeditated murder - but guilty of culpable homicide.

Written by Mandy Weiner and Barry Batemen, the go-to journalists on the case for the world's media, Behind the Door is a compelling narrative that meticulously unpacks the evidence that has been so heavily scrutinised on all sides. But more than that, this book seeks to go beyond the facts of the case in search of the wider context behind this shocking tragedy: the back story of the police investigation, the nature of the South African criminal justice system, the culture of violence in South Africa and the need of society to create flawed heroes who are destined to fail.

Vivid and gripping, Behind the Door is the most authoritative and insightful account of what really happened behind closed doors that fateful Valentine's morning.

About Mandy Wiener

Mandy Wiener is an award-winning investigative journalist and author of the true-crime bestseller Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed, the acclaimed memoir My Second Initiation (co-written with Advocate Vusi Pikoli) and Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story (co-written with Barry Bateman). Wiener has been reporting on crime, the courts and politics in South Africa for the past decade. Barry Bateman has been reporting in Pretoria for more than ten years, for the last four of these as the Pretoria Correspondent for Eyewitness News, for which he has won several awards. Bateman was the first journalist on the scene of the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp and is co-author of Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story.

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GOR006271585
9781447262589
1447262581
Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story by Mandy Wiener
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
20141009
576
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