Oscar's psychiatrist suffers heart attack

South Africa
File image: One of Oscar Pistorius's psychiatrists suffered a heart attack on Thursday night. The incident has now delayed the submission of the athlete's psychiatric reporting to the court. Picture: REUTERS/Daniel Born/Pool

JOHANNESBURG - One of the psychiatrists who evaluated Oscar Pistorius suffered a heart attack on Thursday night, causing a delay in the handing over of the Paralympian's psychiatric evaluation report.

The psychiatrist, Dr Leon Fine, still needs to sign the report, which is unanimous.

The brief document evaluates whether Pistorius appreciates the difference between right and wrong and could act on that appreciation on the morning he shot Reeva Steenkamp.

It also examines whether he has a generalised anxiety disorder and whether this disorder could have resulted in so-called 'diminished capacity.'  

eNCA understands that a psychologist's detailed report on Pistorius was handed to the State and defense on Friday morning.
 

-eNCA

COMMENTS



LATEST STORIES

Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into the case of a Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies.
A break in the weather allowed more than 3,000 rescuers and volunteers to boost efforts to remove mud and debris in search of landslide survivors.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has gained some relief with the return from injury of marksman Robin van Persie.

TOP STORIES view all

Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid 1-0 to win the Spanish Super Cup 2-1 on aggregate, exacting a measure of revenge for their Champions League final defeat.
Wildlife authorities said on Friday they have found dozens of dead jackals at a popular game park in the country's "worst" ever incident of poisoning.
At least 25 people died when a gold mine collapsed near the Central African Republic town of Bambari, a spokesman for the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels which run the mine said.

NEWS STREAMcloseview all

This is the overlay

eNCA Subscriptions

Close