Oscar Pistorius deemed sane at the time of shooting
The murder trial of double-amputee and Olympian Oscar Pisorius has now resumed after a month-long break. Psychologists were among a panel of doctors who concluded that Pistorius was mentally stable at the time of the Valentine’s Day shooting of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.
According to CNN:
the doctors determined that Pistorius was not in a mental state at the “time of the commission of the offense that would have rendered him criminally not responsible of the offenses charged.
“Mr. Pistorius was capable of appreciating the wrongfulness of his act,” the report went on to say.
Had the doctors ruled that Pistorius was unstable, the trial would have ended immediately with a not guilty verdict, according to the report.
Well, if mental instability was going to be the recourse used by the Pistorius camp, they can let that go as a defense strategy. Pistorius has pled not-guilty to the charge of murder saying he thought Steenkamp was an intruder.
I still have concerns about his explanation of events that fateful night, but it will be interesting to see what else comes forth as the trial resumes.
What do you think?
Your Jersey Girlfriend,