South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his ongoing murder trial at the High Court in Pretoria on June 30, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / POOL / Phill Magakoe)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Nel announced the conclusions when the trial resumed after a break during which a panel of a psychologist and three psychiatrists assessed the double-amputee runner at a state psychiatric hospital in a process that was more exhaustive than that conducted by Dr. Merryll Vorster, a psychiatrist who testified for the defense.However, Nel only quoted briefly from the conclusions, and the entire reports were not publicly released, raising questions about what other findings they contained. Nel had requested an independent inquiry into Pistorius' state of mind, suggesting that the defense might argue Pistorius was not guilty because of mental illness.The prosecution has alleged that Pistorius, 27, killed 29-year-old Steenkamp after a Valentine's Day argument.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE