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Pistorius 'intended to kill', psychologist tells court

Oscar Pistorius Credit: APTN

Oscar Pistorius intended to kill when he shot a firearm at a bathroom door in his house, a court has been told.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked psychologist Professor Jonathan Scholtz: "He killed a loved one without intending to?"

"Yes", Prof Scholtz replied.

"Does he accept that he intended to kill another person?"

"That's correct", answered Prof Scholtz.

Pistorius is being sentenced for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

ITV News' Africa Correspondent John Ray is in court:

Pistorius spirit 'broken', psychologist tells court

Oscar Pistorius Credit: Reuters

Oscar Pistorius is ill with a "severe condition" and his "spirit is broken", a psychologist has told a court.

Professor Scholtz said: "Clinically he has deteriorated. His functioning has deteriorated, he forgets things, he forgets that he has already told you things and repeats them.

"My opinion is that he is quite ill, he has a severe condition. If he was my patient in a private practice I would admit him to hospital. That's the Oscar we see now."

Pistorius is facing a minimum of 15 years in jail for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Oscar Pistorius 'needs hospitalisation', court told

Oscar Pistorius is a "broken" man who needs hospitalisation, a psychologist has told a court.

Professor Scholtz said the Paralympian is "socially isolated" and "fearful of going out".

He added that his time in jail made him feel like "an animal in a cage".

Pistorius faces a minimum of 15 years in jail for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius is 'low risk' for future violence, court told

Oscar Pistorius is being sentenced for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Credit: Reuters

Oscar Pistorius is a "low risk" for future violence, a court in South Africa has been told.

The Paralympian is being sentenced for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Professor Jonathan Scholtz also said the risk for serious physical harm and risk for imminent violence is low.

Mr Scholtz added that Pistorius has sold all of his firearms and "never wants to touch a firearm again".

Pistorius 'traumatised by sound of gunfire'

Oscar Pistorius arriving in court on Monday morning. Credit: RTV

Oscar Pistorius is traumatised by the sound of gunfire, which gives him flashbacks of the night his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp died, a psychologist has told a court.

The Paralympian is being sentenced for her murder.

ITV News' Africa Correspondent John Ray has the latest from court:

Psychologist: Pistorius too ill to give evidence

Psychologist Professor Jonathan Scholtz speaking at the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius. Credit: RTV

A psychologist who examined Oscar Pistorius has told a South African court the Paralympian is "anxious and depressed" and too ill to give evidence himself.

Pistorius is being sentenced for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Professor Jonathan Scholtz added that Pistorius is "severely traumatized" by her death and that his relationship with Reeva was "genuine".

"Indications were there that they had a normal, loving relationship. They had plans for a future together," he said.

"Although their relationship was still young there were no signs of abuse of coercion like those often found in abusive relationships."

ITV News' Africa Correspondent John Ray is in court:

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Reeva's parents in court for Pistorius sentencing

June and Barry Steenkamp have arrived in court for the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius. Credit: RTV

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp have arrived in court for the murder sentencing of Oscar Pistorius.

The 29-year-old's conviction for culpable homicide was upgraded to murder after an appeal by prosecutors.

Murder in South Africa carries a minimum 15-year jail term.

Pistorius arrives in court for murder sentencing

South African Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has arrived in court to be sentenced for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

ITV News' Africa Correspondent John Ray is in court:

Steenkamp's father arrives at Pistorius sentencing

The father of Reeva Steenkamp has arrived at the South African court house where Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced for her murder.

The minimum term he is expected to get is 15 years in prison.

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