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Pistorius in court for murder sentencing

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>> Please, you must try to start.>> It's a common, gloomy day in Putoria. Oscar Pisorius today appeared for sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp more than three years ago. I'm DJ Striatum reporting for Reuters. The former Paralympian gold medalist, was downbeat in court today.
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At times, his head was buried in his hands. Some of his legal team passed him tissues and some water. Pistorius had a certain time during the proceedings, trying to approach the mother of Reeva Steenkamp, wanting to say something to the family but they declined the opportunity. Pistorius' legal team today started without making any arguments.
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Calling instead a psychologist as a witness. Jonathan Scoles explained to the court that Pistorius, who had examined previously in 2014 and again this year, had deteriorated since he's last seen him. Scoles told the court that Pistorius is now a broken man.>> My opinion his current condition warrants hospitalization.
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>> You deem a factual paragraph of an accused being violent and aggressive to be unscientific?>> Criminal state prosecutor later instead said that Pistorius didn't seem so broken, but instead he had been quite belligerent at some times with some of the prison staff. Former Paralympic gold medalist had his sentence changed from manslaughter to murder last year and can face up to 15 years in prison.