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.

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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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