Pistorius trial: Crying was from someone 'who needed help'

A next door neighbour of Oscar Pistorius, Mr Michael Nhlengethwa, has told the court that he heard "very loud" crying coming from the surrounding area on February 14th 2013, on the night of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

The defence witness said: "The way he cried, there is a difference between one who is crying because they are just sad. Also there is crying when you are in danger and need help. The crying we heard in the early hours, the person was very desperate for help."

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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.