Oscar not mentally ill, court hears

Pretoria - A psychiatric panel and a psychologist have found that Oscar Pistorius, who is facing charges of murdering his girlfriend, is not mentally ill, the state prosecutor said in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday.

Oscar Pistorius listens to psychiatric evidence for his defence during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria. Picture: Daniel Born. Credit: AP

“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.