Thursday , 25 April 2024

Oscar Pistorius without prostheses in the court...

Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympian, removed the prostheses he uses for walking and running in court in an effort to avoid a heavy jail sentence for killing his girlfriend with four shots from a handgun fired through a closed toilet door. Pistorius, whose lower legs were amputated when he was 11 months old, removed his prostheses and made his way unsteadily across the courtroom.

On the third day of a sentencing hearing in the Gauteng high court in Pretoria, Barry Roux, who leads the former athlete’s defence team, said they wanted to show the court that Pistorius was not a “strong, ambitious man winning gold medals”.

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