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.