The Oscar Pistorius legal case continues to grab the imagination of the general public around the world, which continues the strong tradition the general public has of having an interest in true crime. One of the major reasons for the continued interest in the death of the girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, of Oscar Pistorius is that the well known athlete does not contest he fired the shots that killed the model. Pistorius maintains he believed his home was under threat from criminals when he shot through the bathroom door and killed Steenkamp, a position investigated by Brenda Wardle in her upcoming book on the globally known case.
Legal analyst Brenda Wardle has a long history of providing expert commentary on some of the best known cases in South African legal history. However, she became a globally recognized figure after appearing on news media outlets explaining the legal process taking place under South African law during the trial. Wardle appeared as a legal expert on the Oscar Pistorius trial for major news outlets like the British Broadcasting Corporation and Sky News.
Brenda Wardle does have the knowledge and skills to provide expert commentary on the trial of Oscar Pistorius because of the three law degrees she has achieved under the South African education system. Not only has Wardle looked to continue her education throughout her life, but also continues to provide academic analysis of the major cases being discussed under South African law. Wardle has published academic papers in many of the top legal journals on the African continent, and has managed to fit in the time to complete a number of short stories and a novel based upon her own life.
The ongoing state of the Oscar Pistorius case means the story has not yet been finished as prosecutors continue to seek out the definitive version on the death of Reeva Steenkamp. Appeals are ongoing into the case as the defendant looks to clear his name of homicide as prosecutors look to make sure a stronger sentence is obtained for Pistorius himself. The legal case remains difficult for many outside South Africa to understand, but Brenda Wardle’s upcoming “To Kill A Rose” should go some way to aiding those who wish to understand the case in all its intricate details.