Oscar Pistorius Walks Across The Courtroom On His Stumps

Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius crossed courtroom GD of the Pretoria High Court on his stumps today. Pistorius, who got changed into running shorts and a T-shirt during the tea break, got up from his seat in the dock and walked to the side of the court where he sat down.

Oscar Pistorius, walks on his stumps during argument in mitigation of sentence by his defense attorney Barry Roux in the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. An appeals court found Pistorius guilty of murder and not a lesser charge of culpable homicide for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool Photo via AP)

The reason was to show his vulnerability to the courtroom. This came after his lawyer suggested he do that since Reeva Steenkamp’s father Barry on Tuesday called for the world to be shown photos of the gunshot wounds his daughter had sustained, so too should people see Pistorius’s vulnerability.

Pistorius made his way back across the court, his face red and streaked with tears. He sat down next to the police officers, put his prostheses back on and walked back into the dock. He sat there, doubled over, hiding his face in his hands.

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