Oscar Pistorius Declared Not Mentally ill

Posted: June 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

After a six-week break, the murder trial that has gripped South Africa and the world has resumed when Pistorius returned to the dock after a month of psychiatric tests. And according to a psychiatric panel and a psychologist, Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who is facing charges of murdering his girlfriend, is not mentally ill.


Reading from the psychologist report, one of two reports that said the star runner should be held criminally responsible,
State Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said:“Mr Pistorus did not suffer from a mental illness or defect that would have rendered himcriminally not responsible for the offence charged.”
The star sprinter has tried to argue that a “generalised anxiety disorder” contributed to him shooting dead his 29-year-old model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year. Oscar admits shooting Steenkamp with a 9mm pistol through a locked toilet door, but says it was a mistake as he thought she was an intruder coming to attack him in the dead of night.

Posted by E_Temple


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