With the South African police's dismissal of the lead investigator presenting a new twist in the case of Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, on Wednesday evening Piers Morgan invited Kim Martin to offer personal perspective and unique insight on a story that has captivated people across the globe.
A cousin of Reeva Steenkamp, the model girlfriend shot dead by Pistorius on Valentine's Day, Martin spoke of the "surreal" moment of learning the news while stuck in traffic and listening to the radio:
"I just remember thinking the whole time that there's no way," said Martin. "This is not - somebody is playing a joke, and they're going to - the radio guy is going to come on and say that this is a big joke."
Continuing to express disbelief, the guest simply could not accept the passing of her cousin:
"Reeva is not supposed to be dead. Reeva had her whole life ahead of her. She was going to be doing great things."
Also as part of last night's "Piers Morgan Tonight" program, the host continued the gun conversation, welcoming Paxton Quigley who spoke specifically about firearms being used by women.
The author of "Armed and Female, Taking Control," Quigley addressed gun manufacturer marketing campaigns that are geared to a female audience, and the ways in which such advertising impact sales:
"I think they're [gun manufacturers] marketing that way, but I don't think women are following in that way," she told the host.
"In most cases, I would say that women go to a gun store. And even before they go to a gun store, they first learn how to shoot and they're not shooting pink guns," said Quigley.
Additionally, Wednesday's show also featured the stars of TNT's "Dallas" – Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray – joining Morgan to remember their good friend and co-star Larry Hagman.
"The three of us, we're the best of friends," said Duffy, revealing the friendship between himself, Gray, and Hagman, who passed away during the filming of their show's second season. "And the good news about that is nothing was left unsaid between the three of us."
Noting the closeness of their bond, Gray detailed: "We were known as the 'Three Musketeers.'"
Continuing to eulogize their late colleague and companion, then man who played Bobby Ewing to Hagman's J.R. shared a heartwarming sentiment:
"The day to day experience of being able to be in his presence that leaves an empty spot that you just can't fill up," said the 63-year-old. "You just wish he was there, because he was so much fun."
Watch the clip and listen to the interviews, as Morgan touches upon everything from the tragedy of Steenkamp, to the marketing of firearms, to the tribute of an icon, which had Gray saying Hagman is "always with us," and "always in our hearts."
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