Pistorius In Court For Murder Sentencing As Lawyer Says He Is Depressed, Should Be Hospitalized
Oscar Pistorius is a "broken" man who should be hospitalized with depression, a South African court heard Monday, as the Paralympic athlete faced a return to jail for murdering his girlfriend three years ago.
The double-amputee killed Reeva Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, in the early hours of Valentine's Day in 2013, saying he mistook her for an intruder when he fired four times through the door of his bedroom toilet.
Wearing a dark suit, white shirt and black tie, the 29-year-old "Blade Runner" attended the first day of his sentencing hearing at the High Court in Pretoria along with members of his family.
"He displayed signs and reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder and depressive disorder," psychologist Jonathan Scholtz for the defence said, after recent interviews with Pistorius.
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