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Court hears most detailed account of Pistorius' mobility

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports as Oscar Pistorius' doctor gives evidence at his murder trial:

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Pistorius weighed 79kg wearing his prosthesis. Court is hearing most detailed account of defendant's mobility of this trial.

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Appears that Pistorius will be asked to demonstrate his mobility and balance after a short adjournment

Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes: Latest updates

Court hears Pistorius balances better in the light

Oscar Pistorius' doctor has been giving evidence at the athlete's murder trial.

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from the Pretoria court:

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Dr Versfeld is the surgeon who amputated Pistorius' legs when he was a baby

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"I balance better in the light". Versfeld reading words of Pistorius to the court

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He is sharing what Pistorius told him about his mobility. "If I am pushed from the front or the back I don't have much resistance"

Pistorius denies murder and claims he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder hiding in his toilet when he shot her at his Pretoria home.

Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes: Latest updates

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Pistorius listens to first defence witness of the day

Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius pictured in the Pretoria court.
Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius pictured in the Pretoria court. Credit: RTV

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has resumed following a 30-day psychiatric assessment of the Olympic and Paralympic athlete.

Pistorius is currently listening to the first defence witness of the day - his doctor.

Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes: Latest updates

Pistorius 'able to distinguish between right and wrong'

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo, who is in Pretoria for the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, reports:

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Nel for prosecution reads from report which found that Pistorius was able to distinguish between right and wrong

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Prosecutor Nel, referring to defence lawyers, says "we both accept the findings of the panel". Roux says he needs time to go through report

Pistorius admits shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but denies murder, saying he believed she was a intruder at the time of the incident.

Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes: Latest updates

Judge given Pistorius' psychiatric assessment results

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from Pretoria in South Africa:

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In Pretoria where trial of Oscar Pistorius is due to resume in moment. Judge will be given report from his 30 day psychiatric assessment

Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes: Latest updates

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Oscar Pistorius murder trial set to resume

Oscar Pistorius pictured in the Pretoria court back in May.
Oscar Pistorius pictured in the Pretoria court back in May. Credit: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool

The murder trial of Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is set to resume today following a 30-day psychiatric assessment of the athlete.

Pistorius, 27, is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot dead on Valentines Day last year in his Pretoria home.

He admits shooting Steenkamp but says he believed she was an intruder.

Psychiatrist who evaluated Oscar Pistorius hospitalised

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By Rohit Kachroo: Africa Correspondent

A psychiatrist who evaluated Oscar Pistorius has been hospitalised, his defence team has confirmed to ITV News. Prosecutors say they are unsure whether the illness will cause a delay to the Olympian's murder trial, which has lasted almost four months.

The psychiatrist who evaluated Oscar Pistorius has been hospitalised. Credit: Safodien Mujahid/ABACA/Press Association Images

Pistorius is due to return to court on Monday following a 30 day psychiatric assessment. Although his examination is complete, written reports by a panel of specialists must now be presented to the court.

Defence and prosecution sources say they hope the trial will resume without delay.

Read: Pistorius asked why girlfriend did not scream when shot

Oscar Pistorius to face a month of psychiatric tests

A judge in South Africa has told athlete Oscar Pistorius to present himself at a hospital every weekday for a month of psychiatric tests.

From Monday he will be evaluated as an outpatient in tests to determine whether he was criminally responsible on the night he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14 last year.

Oscar Pistorius. Credit: PA

Pistorius was told he will face a panel of psychiatrists and psychologists under a formal order laid down by the judge, with the trial to reconvene on June 30.

Judge Thokozile Masipa told Pistorius he had to report to Pretoria's Weskoppies hospital, one of South Africa's top mental institutions, as an outpatient for up to 30 days, starting on May 26.

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