Thursday, 15 May 2014
Oscar Pistorius To Go Through Psychiatric Test.
The volatile South African sprinter, on trial for murdering his girlfriend, was ordered by a judge Wednesday to undergo a 30-day observation at a mental institution.
Pistorius sighed and began tapping furiously on his cellphone after Judge Thokozile Masipa announced her decision.
The ruling means that Pistorius’ trial, which started March 3 and has attracted worldwide attention, won’t resume for at least a month — if not more.
“This is not about convenience but rather that justice is served,” the judge said.
Masipa issued a ruling after defense witness psychiatrist Merryl Vorster said the fallen Olympian has a “psychiatric illness” called general anxiety disorder.