WATCH: Oscar Pistorius dramatically removed his prosthetics in court
Former Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius began his week-long sentencing hearing today for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. It was hella dramatic.
The only witness called on the first day of his hearing was a psychologist named Jonathan Scholtz. Scholtz told the courtroom that Pistorius is a "broken man" suffering from intense anxiety and depression ever since the incident occurred. He also said that because of his emotional state, he couldn't testify.
Pistorius did stand up to the court, though. In fact, he stood up and staggered around past the judge after removing his prosthetic legs.
People in the courtroom gasped, as he was pretty unsteady. He physically sobbed as he attached them once again.
Watch the dramatic moment below:
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The idea came from the defense's hope of proving how Pistorius is a very frail and vulnerable man who doesn't deserve a long jail sentence.
He currently faces up to 15 years imprisonment, which will be determined by the end of the week.
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