Judge sends Oscar Pistorius for psychiatric tests

Judge sends Oscar Pistorius for psychiatric tests

Judge sends Oscar Pistorius for psychiatric tests

Written by Staff Writer

14 May, 2014 | 8:12 pm

The judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has ordered the athlete to undergo psychiatric tests.

The trial proceedings will now be delayed.

The decision on Wednesday (14th of May) by Judge Thokozile Masipa followed a request for a psychiatric evaluation by the chief prosecutor, Gerrie Nel.

An expert witness for the defence testified that Pistorius had an anxiety disorder that may have played a role when he fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius says he killed Steenkamp on Feb. 14, 2013 by mistake, thinking there was an intruder in his home.

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