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« Reply #165 on: June 13, 2016, 01:10:27 pm »

Oscar Pistorius is a depressed, 'broken man,' psychologist testifies at sentencing hearing

scar Pistorius is a depressed, “broken man” who shouldn’t go back to prison for the murder of his girlfriend, a psychologist told Pretoria’s High Court on Monday at a sentencing hearing for the athlete, who is a double amputee.

Jonathan Scholtz, appearing for the defense, said the athlete told him he had overheard the sound of a young inmate being **** in prison, and later found out the victim killed himself. He had seen the inmate’s body hanging from his doorway.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who is seeking a sentence of at least 15 years, told the court the incident never happened.

Pistorius spent a year in the hospital wing of a Pretoria prison after being convicted of culpable homicide, South Africa’s term for a reckless but unintentional killing, for shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through the toilet cubicle door in his bathroom in 2013. Sentenced to five years, he was released in October and ordered to spend the remaining four years under house arrest at his uncle’s mansion.

But the verdict was overturned last year and the athlete was convicted of murder. The trial prosecution and defense were sparring in court Monday on the first day of a sentencing hearing that is expected to last five days.

Scholtz argued that Pistorius’ psychological condition had deteriorated sharply since 2014. He said the athlete was suffering from worsened depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and agoraphobia, a condition that can include a fear of enclosed spaces. Instead of being sent back to prison, he should be in a hospital, the psychologist testified.

He added that Pistorius wasn’t psychologically fit to testify at the hearing, but that he was remorseful and guilty about taking Steenkamp’s life.

“Unfortunately, I feel his condition has worsened. He’s almost given up. One has to prompt him to get some semblance of hope for the future,” said Scholtz, adding that Pistorius was forgetful, would not remember things he had just said, and fell asleep during his interviews with the athlete


Lot's of great comments in the article... Loving this one.
Wait until he meets his new husband. Then he is really going to be bummed. Over and over.
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