South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius arrives in court for his trial in Pretoria July 2, 2014. (EUTERS/Werner Beukes)
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Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius, on trial over the killing of his girlfriend, is suffering from post-traumatic stress and is a suicide risk, a South African court heard Wednesday.The diagnosis was contained in a psychological report read to the court by lawyer Barry Roux, who is defending Pistorius on charges that he deliberately shot and killed model Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.Prosecutor Gerrie Nel read excerpts which said that Pistorius had not suffered any mental illness at the time he shot Steenkamp and could be held "criminally responsible" for his actions.Nel dismissed Pete Van Zyl's claim that he did not know of Pistorius's aggressive behavior at past athletic events and personal details about his previous girlfriends.
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