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Psych report says Pistorius is traumatized

Created: 07/02/2014 11:15 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

The chief lawyer for Oscar Pistorius says a psychologist's report has concluded the athlete is suffering severe trauma and will become an increasing suicide risk unless he continues to get mental health care.

At Pistorius' murder trial today, defense lawyer Barry Roux read excerpts from the report, which was compiled during a 30-day observation period at a state psychiatric hospital. A report was also compiled by three psychiatrists.

The evaluation concludes that the double-amputee runner was not mentally ill when he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a closed toilet door in the early hours of Feb. 14, 2013.

Pistorius says he shot Steenkamp by mistake, fearing there was a dangerous intruder in his home. The prosecution alleges he killed her intentionally after a Valentine's Day argument.





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