Humiliated Oscar Pistorius Cries In Court After Removing Artificial Legs To Walk During Sentencing. Photos
Posted On 19/08/2016
Disgraced athlete Oscar Pistorius has removed his prosthetic legs and hobbled through the court room on day three of his sentencing. The former Olympic runner was asked by his defence counsel Barry Roux to remove his artificial limbs in a bid to prove he deserves leniency.
Pistorius took his legs off, then hobbled uncomfortably across the room before leaning on a wooden sideboard next to his lawyer. He then knelt on a red cushion on the floor. Pistorius was on his stumps when he fatally shot Ms Steenkamp through a toilet cubicle door in his home 2013 – he testified at his murder trial that he felt vulnerable and thought an intruder was in the house. 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.