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Oscar Pistorius was NOT suffering from mental illness when he shot dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, psychiatric tests conclude as murder trial resumes
- Panel concludes that Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
- Experts also believe Pistorius was ‘capable of appreciating the wrongfulness of his act’ when he killed the 29-year-old model
- Pistorius, 27, has been portrayed as hothead with love of guns
- Steenkamp was shot dead by Pistorius on Valentine’s Day 2012
- Trial resumes with testimony of doctor who amputated Pistorius’s legs
Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a panel of mental health experts has concluded.
The chief prosecutor at the athlete’s murder trial told the court of the report’s findings as the hearing resumed following a month’s break.
During this time, a psychologist and three psychiatrists also assessed whether the double-amputee runner was capable of understanding the wrongfulness of his act when he shot Steenkamp through a closed toilet door.