Oscar Pistorius listens to evidence in the Pretoria High Court on June 30, 2014, in Pretoria, South Africa. Oscar Pistorius stands accused of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on February 14, 2013. This is Pistorius' official trial, the result of which will determine the paralympian athlete's fate.
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By TIME Video
June 30, 2014

A psychiatric evaluation has determined that former Paralympian sprinter Oscar Pistorius was mentally capable when he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013.

The high-profile murder trial in South Africa will resume after a month-long break, which allowed the assessment to take place.

The new development is a blow for the 27-year-old’s legal team, as it undermines earlier expert testimony for the defense that an anxiety disorder may have affected their client’s actions that night.

If convicted, Pistorius could face a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years.

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