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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, May 20, file photo, Oscar Pistorius listens as a court ruling is handed down that he would undergo psychiatric evaluation in Pretoria, South Africa. The murder trial of Pistorius resumes Monday, June 30, 2014 after one month during which mental health experts evaluated the athlete to determine if he has an anxiety disorder that could have influenced his actions on the night he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool, File)

    Oscar Pistorius not mentally ill during killing, reports say

    A panel of mental health experts has concluded that Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year, the chief prosecutor at the athlete's murder trial said Monday.

  • Pistorius starts psychiatric evaluation

    Oscar Pistorius' murder trial began a new phase Monday when the Olympic athlete arrived at a state psychiatric hospital for a monthlong evaluation whose terms have been described by some as favorable to the double-amputee runner.

  • Local artists sing a song called "Whose Oscar Pistorius" outside the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Pistorius to start mental evaluation next week

    Oscar Pistorius will start a period of psychiatric evaluation at a government institution next week, a judge ruled on Tuesday as she postponed the star athlete's murder trial until June 30.

  • Oscar Pistorius,  listens to psychiatric evidence for his defense during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Born, Pool)

    Judge says Pistorius should get psychiatrist test

    The judge overseeing the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has ordered the double-amputee athlete to undergo psychiatric tests, meaning that the trial proceedings will be delayed.

  • Oscar Pistorius, top right, is greeted by a supporter on his arrival in court for his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Born, Pool)

    Prosecutor: Pistorius should get mental evaluation

    The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday asked that the double-amputee runner be placed under psychiatric evaluation after an expert witness testified that he had an anxiety disorder.

  • Oscar Pistorius sits in court for his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, May 12, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Collingridge, Pool)

    Psychiatrist: Pistorius has 'anxiety disorder'

    Oscar Pistorius has an anxiety disorder that may have contributed to the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, an expert testified at his murder trial Monday, prompting the chief prosecutor to say the double-amputee Olympian should be placed under psychiatric observation.

  • Friend of the late Reeva Steenkamp, Kim Myers, listens to a witness giving evidence during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday May 6, 2014   Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo. (AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)

    Pistorius accused of 'sinister' remark in court

    Oscar Pistorius was accused of making a "sinister" remark to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp in the courtroom Tuesday during a break at his murder trial.

  • File: In this Tuesday, March 25, 2014 file photo, Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa. The murder trial of  Pistorius is expected to enter a critical phase of testimony Monday as the defense attempts to overcome a faltering start and show how the disabled Olympic athlete fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake because he was overwhelmed by a long-held fear of violent crime. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe-File)

    Pistorius defense enters critical phase at trial

    Oscar Pistorius' murder trial enters a critical phase Monday as his defense team attempts to recover from a faltering start and reinforce the disabled athlete's claim that he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake because he was overwhelmed by a long-held fear of violent crime.

  • Oscar Pistorius reacts as he  listens to forensic evidence being given in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia, Pool)

    Oscar Pistorius took acting lessons in lead-up to teary trial: report

    Oscar Pistorius, on trial for the Valentine's Day shooting death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, reportedly took acting lessons before he took the stand and gave teary-eyed testimony aimed at proving he acted in self-defense, rather than in murderous rage.

  • Oscar Pistorius listens to evidence being given in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 after questioning by state prosecutor Gerrie Nel, had earlier finished. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)

    Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

    Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and findings sharply questioned.

  • South African chief state prosecutor Gerrie Nel gestures as he explains a possible scenario into how Oscar Pistorius might have fired on girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. A judge temporarily adjourned the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius after the athlete started to sob while testifying about the moments before he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year. (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Pool)

    Prosecutor's unrelenting questions to Pistorius

    The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial continued Monday to question nearly every aspect of the Olympian's story surrounding his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

  • Oscar Pistorius, right, accompanied by relatives arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Prosecutor presses Oscar Pistorius at murder trial

    The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Monday exhaustively listed alleged inconsistencies in the athlete's account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that the athlete's story that he shot her by mistake is improbable.

  • State prosecutor, Gerrie Nel, questions Oscar Pistorius in court in Pretoria, South Africa,  Friday, April 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Craig Nieuwenhuizen, Pool)

    Combative prosecutor makes mark in Pistorius trial

    Prosecutor Gerrie Nel fired another tough question at murder suspect Oscar Pistorius.

  • Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Oscar Pistorius is untruthful and an egotist, prosecutor says

    The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius on Thursday accused the Olympic athlete of egotistical behavior in his relationship with Reeva Steenkamp before he killed her, and described Pistorius' courtroom apology to his girlfriend's family as an insincere "spectacle" that ignored the feelings of her relatives.

  • Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Oscar Pistorius: Reeva's blood was 'running down on me'

    Oscar Pistorius, the Olympian dubbed the Blade Runner, told the judge who's presiding over his murder trial that he remembers holding his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and feeling her "blood running down on me" as she died.

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