True crime and trial opinions from a layman's perspective
For those of you who have not seen it yet, this video trailer was just leaked to the public. It shows Oscar running on his stumps in a re-creation that was filmed by the Defense team (but not used in court).
Considering the Defense team has been utilizing witnesses all week to testify about how immobile Oscar is on his stumps, he needs to hold on to objects to balance himself, and is not able to run, this video is very damaging to their CURRENT defense strategy. Why is it damaging? The Defense wants you to believe that Oscar could not possibly run away if faced with a dangerous situation. He had to stay and fight.
According to Oscar’s story, when he heard the “supposed” noise of the window opening that fateful night, his only logical and physical option was to go towards the danger. He had to fight instead of flight according to his defense experts.
If there were an intruder, could Oscar have made it a few steps across the bedroom and out the door? Or does it seem like retrieving a gun from under the bed, removing the holster and safety, walking down the carpeted passageway, then making a right over the tiled passageway, in to the bathroom to face possible violent intruders was a better option? You watch the video and decide.
UPDATE: The video at the link above has been pulled, but I have found a new link that shows another teaser to the Australian “Sunday Night” program. In this teaser you can hear Oscar yelling “help” as part of the reenactment and in my opinion, he clearly sounds like a man.