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  • 30 June 2014, 7:11

Pistorius In Court After Psychiatric Checks

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is resuming in South Africa after he underwent a month of psychiatric checks.

An expert panel has been assessing whether an anxiety disorder could have played a part in his actions when he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The judge ordered the evaluation after a psychiatrist giving evidence in Pistorius' defence told the court he suffered from generalised anxiety disorder, and that this may have influenced his judgement.

The tests were requested by the chief prosecutor and opposed by Pistorius' lawyer.

The athlete denies murder, claiming he mistook her for an intruder.

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