Oscar Pistorius to have mental health evaluation

Oscar Pistorius will undergo evaluation for mental illness, a South African court has ruled. Olympic and Paralympic athlete Pistorius denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Neighbour feared Pistorius would 'shoot himself'

A defence witness in the murder trial of South African track star Oscar Pistorius told the court on Monday she feared the double amputee would shoot himself with the gun he used to kill his girlfriend, on Valentine's Day last year.

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria. Credit: Themba Hadebe/AP

Carice Viljoen and her father Johan, the manager of the housing complex where the runner and his girlfriend lived, were first on the scene after the 27-year-old shot dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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