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Pistorius immobility claims called into question

Published on Jul 7, 2014 9:51 PM
 
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius looks on during his trial, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria July 7, 2014. South African prosecutors on Monday sought to show Oscar Pistorius's sports doctor overstated his immobility without prostheses, as a leaked video shows the star sprinter re-enacting the shooting of his girlfriend. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PRETORIA (AFP) - South African prosecutors on Monday sought to show Oscar Pistorius's sports doctor overstated his immobility without prostheses, as a leaked video shows the star sprinter re-enacting the shooting of his girlfriend.

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel took Wayne Derman to task about his claim the athlete was mentally vulnerable and had limited mobility on his stumps.

Pistorius's defence team say both factors led the Olympian to shoot Reeva Steenkamp in the early morning hours of Valentine's Day 2013 out of fear that she was an intruder.

Nel's tough questioning came as a haunting video of the 27-year-old star sprinter was aired by The Seven Network, an Australian television network.

 
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