VIDEO: Oscar had intent to shoot, psychologist testifies


Pretoria, 13 June 2016 - Defence witness psychologist Dr Jonathan Scholtz rtake the stand during the Oscar Pistorius murder trial sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court.

PRETORIA --  During day one of sentencing proceedings, Oscar Pistorius&39;s psychologist revealed that the paralympian had admitted to intentionally shooting whomever would have been on the other side of his bathroom door.

Professor Jonathan Scholtz, a clinical psychologist from Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, was testifying as a defence witness. 

During his lenghty testimony, Scholtz focused on Pistorius&39;s mental health issues. 

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Under cross-examination, however, he told Advocate Gerrie Nel that Pistorius had admitted to having had an intent to shoot. 

The athlete&39;s defence team is expected to call a second witness.

Pistorius is being tried for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on 14 February 2013.