Published On: Wed, May 14th, 2014

Oscar Pistorius: The South African at a psychiatric hospital

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The Oscar Pistorius mental health was the focus of discussions at the trial of the athlete Tuesday. The athlete is likely to be sent to a mental hospital to determine if he suffers, as claimed by a defense witness, a “generalized anxiety illness” .

The Paralympic champion accused of murdering his girlfriend will pass examinations to assess his mental health, announced the judge Matilda Thokozile Masipa Wednesday in Pretoria.

It thus complies with a request of the prosecutor Gerrie Nel. “Strangely the defense objected to this request , said the judge. It would not be wise for the court to rule on a single diagnosis, without the advice of other experts.”

This review further delays this trial that passionate South Africans as it is not said that, if necessary, Oscar Pistorius obtains immediately a place in an institution.

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