Megyn Kelly Reacts to Oscar Pistorius Going Free on Bail: 'The Case Against Pistorius Is Falling Apart'
A South African judge ruled Friday that double amputee Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius can go free on bail until his murder trial in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair said
he concluded that Pistorius is not a flight risk and not likely to commit further crimes if he is allowed to leave police custody.
The judge ordered Pistorius to surrender his passport and firearms, and avoid his home and all witnesses in the case. His bail was set at 1 million South African rand, which is about $113,000. Nair scheduled the murder trial to begin June 4, according to Reuters.
Authorities accuse Pistorius of premeditated murder in the Valentine’s Day attack in his Pretoria home. Steenkamp was fatally shot through a bathroom door. Pistorius claims the shooting was accidental and that he fired through the door thinking an intruder had entered the house.
The ruling comes one day after the bombshell revelation that the lead detective in the case, Hilton Botha, is facing attempted murder charges for a 2011 shooting incident.
Megyn Kelly reacted to the ruling by phone with Bill Hemmer on America's Newsroom. She explained that the case against Pistorius is "falling apart" and has now been seriously "compromised" by Botha's actions.
Tune in to America Live at 1p ET to hear more from Megyn on the case.