A clinical psychologist has testified that the mental health of convicted killer Oscar Pistorius has deteriorated since his murder trial two years ago.
Doctor Jonathan Scholtz, who had previously assessed the former athlete in 2014, says that Pistorius has become severely depressed.
Scholtz told the court that Pistorius has had an increased amount of anxiety and number of panic attacks, reports EWN's Gia Nicolaides.
He said that he really is a broken man. He believes that he is severely ill.— Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter
According to Scholtz, Pistorius cannot survive being imprisoned in jail, and should be hospitalised.
Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:
#OscarPistorius Scholtz: he is despondent and lethargic, and left his fate in the hands of God. He is broken. BB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 13, 2016
#OscarPistorius Scholtz: his condition warrants hospitalisation. BB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 13, 2016
#OscarPistorius Scholtz: further incarceration would not be psychologically constructive. BB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 13, 2016
#OscarPistorius Scholtz: OP is regarded as a vulnerable. He has developed a serious psychological condition - depression, anxiety. BB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 13, 2016
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