Pistorius rated a suicide risk

Frank Dalleres
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PARALYMPIC star Oscar Pistorius is at risk of suicide due to post-traumatic stress disorder brought on by killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, a court heard yesterday.

Defence lawyer Barry Roux quoted a mental health assessment of Pistorius, who denies murder. The South African says he shot model and law graduate Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day after mistaking her for an intruder.

“Should he not receive proper clinical care, his condition is likely to worsen, and increase the risk for suicide,” the report read.

The trial continues.

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