MURDERER Oscar Pistorius is “too depressed” to testify at his new sentencing hearing where he planned to persuade a judge that he should not spend the next 15 years or more behind bars for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Psychologist Professor Jonathan Scholtz said the the South African athlete’s mental health had “deteriorated dramatically” after his stint in prison. Wardens allegedly brought visitors to catch sight of the famous prisoner all hours of the day or night. It was like “being on show as if he was an animal in a cage,” Dr Scholtz told the court. He says the killer has a fear of going out, anxiety about being ridiculed, suffered from paranoia, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, insomnia and suffered flashbacks and panic attacks if exposed to loud noises. The doctor believes his fragile mental state means he is unable to give evidence to the court on his own behalf.Dr Scholtz told the court: ”One would describe him as broken. “In my opinion his current condition warrants hospitalisation. “Since 2013, he becomes traumatised when he hears the sound of gunfire,” Scholtz said. “He never wants to touch a firearm again.” He added that Pistorius was held in “virtual isolation for his own protection” after discovering another… Read full this story
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