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Oscar Pistorius' psychiatrist suffers heart attack

Saturday, 28 June 2014 - 12:40pm IST | Agency: ANI

A psychiatrist assessing Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius' mental health has suffered a heart attack. However, the psychiatrist's ill health will not delay the athlete's murder trial, which will resume on Monday.

Pistorius, who faces trial for shooting his 29-year-old model girlfriend to death, will be completing a 30-day psychiatric assessment on Friday. The judge in his trial ordered the tests after a defence witness said the double amputee was suffering from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (Gad), the BBC reports. 

A team of health experts at Pretoria's Weskoppies psychiatric hospital has been assessing the mental health of Pistorius seven hours a day.

Meanwhile, Pistorius maintains that he did not intentionally kill his girlfriend. He claims to have accidentally shot his girlfriend through the toilet door on Valentine's Day last year in a state of panic, mistaking the law graduate for an intruder.

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