Oscar did NOT suffer from mental disorder

By Kirstin Buick
30 June 2014

A panel of doctors have found Oscar Pistorius did not suffer from a mental defect on the night he shot Reeva.

A panel of doctors have found Oscar Pistorius did not suffer from a mental defect on the night he shot Reeva.

Oscar spent 30 days at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, where he was evaluated by four specialists as a day-patient.

Their findings were presented as Oscar's trial resumed in the North Gauteng High Court this morning. The crux of the report states Oscar didn't suffer from mental defect that made him unable to distinguish right from wrong on the night he shot Reeva.

The trial has resumed as normal.

On May 20, the court ruled that Oscar's evaluation would inquire if he was "at the time of the commission of the offence criminally responsible" and if he could appreciate the "wrongfulness of his actions and act according to that appreciation".

Judge Thokozile Masipa said three psychiatrists and one clinical psychologist would evaluate Oscar to determine whether his general anxiety disorder and his disability had an effect on him when he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

His attorney Brian Webber said on Friday they were ready to go back to court on Monday.

"I anticipate that we are going to complete our evidence [when the trial resumes] so it will probably last for a couple of weeks," Webber told Sapa.

- Kirstin Buick & Sapa

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