Pretoria — Oscar Pistorius has walked on his stumps in a South
African courtroom as part of his defense team's argument that the
double-amputee athlete, convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is a
vulnerable man who deserves leniency when he is sentenced.
Defense lawyer Barry Roux on Wednesday asked Pistorius to
remove his prostheses, and the former track star then hobbled in front of Judge
Thokozile Masipa, who will deliver the sentence after hearings end this week.
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Pistorius was on his stumps when he fatally shot 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.
Prosecutors have said Pistorius intentionally killed
Steenkamp after an argument.
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