Experts Conclude Oscar Pistorius Not Mentally Ill During Shooting

Updated: 30 June 2014 13:49 IST

After a six-week break, the murder trial that has gripped South Africa and the world resumes on Monday when Paralympian Oscar Pistorius returns to the dock after a month of psychiatric tests.

Experts Conclude Oscar Pistorius Not Mentally Ill During Shooting
Oscar Pistroius arrives at court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, June 30, 2014. The murder trial resumed after one month during which mental health experts evaluated the athlete to determine if he has an anxiety disorder that could have influenced his actions on the night he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. © AP

Pretoria, South Africa:

A psychiatric panel and a psychologist have found that Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who is facing charges of murdering his girlfriend, is not mentally ill, the state prosecutor said Monday.

"Mr Pistorus did not suffer from a mental illness or defect that would have rendered him criminally not responsible for the offence charged," said state prosecutor Gerrie Nel, reading from the psychologist report, one of two reports that said the star runner should be held criminally responsible.

Topics : Athletics
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