Oscar Pistorius Trial: Defence Pleads for Mitigated Sentence

Oscar Pistorius's manager Peet van Zyl listed in a thick report all the charity work Pistorius has undertaken over the past few years.

updated: October 13, 2014 21:10 IST
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius speaks with one of his legal representatives Brian Webber ahead of closing arguments at his murder trial in Pretoria, on August 8, 2014.



South African track star Oscar Pistorius had a good day Monday for his first sentencing hearing as three defence witnesses tried hard to mitigate the sentence.

Lore Hartzenberg, who gave Pistorius mental health counseling after the shooting of his girlfriend, said the athlete was a "broken man" who was "unlikely to fully recover", Xinhua reported.

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