Oscar Pistorius walks without prosthetic limbs in desperate bid to convince judge he couldn’t have murdered Reeva intentionally

OSCAR Pistorius teetered pathetically on his stumps in front of a packed court room today in a desperate bid to convince the judge he was too vulnerable to have murdered his girlfriend intentionally.

The star of the London Olympics looked humiliated and distressed as he was asked to remove his prosthetic limbs and expose his stumps to the televised hearing which will decide what punishment he will face..

There was an awkward moment when Barry Steenkamp was forced to stand to make way for his daughter’s killer as he left the dock for the dramatic demonstration. His t-shirt wet with sweat and his red eyes filled with tears, Pistorius paused at the side of the court to remove his prosthetic limbs in the full view of the packed court.

The spectacle of the one-time sporting superstar tottering across the court room prompted a number of family members, fans and members of the public to break down in tears. Loud sobs echoed around the wood-pannelled room as all eyes watched Pistorius move unsteadily, and much dramatically reduced in height, towards the front of the court. As he struggled to stand still in front of the judge, and in the glare of live television coverage, a cameraman had to step forward to support him.

His therapist leapt to his aid, guiding him towards the front bench of the court which he clutched to maintain his balance. Pistorius, 29, appeared so humiliated by the demonstration that he could only stare at the floor, tears flooding down his cheeks, as his lawyer told the court how he did not wish ’to hide behind his fame’.

When the strain of tottering became too much, he knelt down, before wiping his eyes with a tissue passed to him by one of his legal team. Pistorius’ sister Aimee, and his close friend Jenna Edkins, wiped tears from their eyes at the excruciating demonstration of the athlete’s vulnerability.
source; The sun

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