Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial Postponed for Psychiatric Evaluation
It’s the murder trial that will never end. Oscar Pistorius‘ trial has been postponed yet again, for a full month this time, as the judge has ordered that the former athlete receive 30 days of psychiatric evaluation.
Judge Thokozile Masipa wants an assessment to see if Pistorius is suffering from a clinical disorder, namely generalized anxiety disorder. The defense’s argument is that anxiety, along with his physical disability, could have contributed to his vulnerability and clouded his judgement. A psychiatrist and clinical psychologist will chat with Pistorius from 9am to 4pm every single day for the next month. The trial begins again June 30.
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