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Experts conclude Pistorius not mentally ill during shooting

AFP | Monday, Jun 30, 2014

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius holds his head in his hands as he sits in his dock during his ongoing murder trial, in Pretoria, South Africa.

PRETORIA - A psychiatric panel and a psychologist have found that Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who is facing charges of murdering his girlfriend, is not mentally ill, the state prosecutor said Monday. “Mr Pistorus did not suffer from a mental illness or defect that would have rendered him criminally not responsible for the offence charged,” said state prosecutor Gerrie Nel, reading from the psychologist report, one of two reports that said the star runner should be held criminally responsible.
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