Olympic Athlete Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. His sensational trial was destined to be controversial. But, marred by prosecutorial misconduct the trial was a study in lawyer theatrics instead of dignified advocacy. The culprit was South Africa’s famous “Pit Bull”, Gerrie Nel.
Frank Addario and Sarah Rankin write for the Ontario Bar Association about why the over-the-top trial tactics of the prosecutor on the Pistorius trial would not fly in Canada.