Prosecution demands psychiatric tests for Oscar Pistorius after claims he was 'traumatised' by having legs amputated at 11 months

The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius today asked the court to place the double-amputee athlete under psychiatric observation after an expert said he had an anxiety disorder.

 Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said he had no other option but to ask for a study of Pistorius' mental health following testimony by a psychiatrist, who said the Olympic runner's anxiety could have shaped the way he responded to perceived threats.

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