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Oscar Pistorius Guilty in the Murder of Reeva Steenkamp

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Oscar Pistorius guilty in the murder of Reeva Steenkamp by the South African appeals court,  upgrading the verdict from the lower courts ruling of manslaughter to murder.

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Should Oscar Pistorius Have Taken the Stand?

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VIDEO: Should Oscar Pistorius Have Taken the Stand? The Oscar Pistorius trial has been a hot topic, and after him breakdown on the stand today, the questions shift to legal opinion.  Legal analyst Karen DeSoto appears on ABC News to discuss the issue with Michelle Franzen, who asked, “was this a risky move?” Karen indicated that putting your client on the stand is always a risky, a calculated move for any defense attorney.  Was it an error here, and did his emotional meltdown help or hurt?

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Karen DeSoto on TODAY Presents Prosecutor Strategies RE: Olympian Oscar Pistorius Case

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VIDEO: Karen DeSoto appears on the TODAY Show with Erica Hill to discusses the prosecutor and defense strategies RE; Olympian Oscar Pistorius Case.

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Legal Analyst Biography of Karen DeSoto

Karen DeSoto is an accomplished attorney at law, devoted humanitarian, local activist and on-air (TV) legal analyst. A lifelong resident of New Jersey, DeSoto has handed innumerable cases in the areas of criminal defense, civil rights, and employment discrimination. Ms. DeSoto is an on-air legal analyst and commentator for NBC News who also appears — or has appeared — on The Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN and others. In her role as a media commentator, DeSoto explains and discusses to viewers fact-specific legal strategies and theories corresponding to national legal news and criminal cases.[…]

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About Karen Desoto Legal Analyst

Karen DeSoto is a television legal analyst for NBC, who has also appeared on MSNBC, The Today Show, Fox News, and CNN. She began her television career as a legal commentator on Court TV until that station changed it’s format. Karen appears to provide legal insights in regard to specific high-profile cases that include Oscar Pistorius, Rachel Canning, a teenage student that filed a lawsuit against her parents, the American hikers being held on espionage charges in Iran, Douglas Kennedy, John Edwards, Rutgers University spy case, the Michael Jackson death, Bill Cosby,  Robert Durst[…]

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