Paralympic runner, Oscar Pistorius set a scene on his third day at court for a hearing to determine his sentence for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend as he removed his artificial legs and shuffled his way to the front of a courtroom in South Africa.
Trembling and tearful, he rested his right hand on a desk for support as his lawyers pleaded with a judge to sentence him to community service rather than prison. Dressed in a T-shirt and athletic shorts, Oscar Pistorius, 29, is under five feet tall without the J-shaped carbon-fiber prosthetic legs that earned him the nickname the Blade Runner. It was an image far more humble than that of the world-class athlete who successfully challenged able-bodied athletes.
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Earlier, a defense psychologist testified that the athlete was unfit to testify because of a “severe” mental condition that included symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.