Woman interrupts Pistorius hearing

2013-02-21 12:00
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Pretoria - A woman's surprise request to address the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on athlete Oscar Pistorius's "mental state" was quickly turned down on Thursday.

The woman, whose name was not immediately known, stood up and asked to address the court when his bail hearing resumed.

She said she was an attorney and told Magistrate Desmond Nair she wanted to address the court on the athlete's mental state, as it was a constitutional matter.

Nair turned her down, and said an application could be made at a later date.

Pistorius is charged with murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, which he has denied in an affidavit.

- See News24's Pistorius Special Report.

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