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Oscar Pistorius

Doctor: Remember he is disabled

3 Jul, 2014

Dr. Wayne Derman tells the court a list of difficulties that double amputees deal with daily, as his defense team builds an argument that he behaved reasonably the day his girlfriend was shot and killed in their home:

The saddest thing I have learned through my six years of working with athletes with disability is that disability never sleeps. It’s there when you go to sleep at night and it’s there when you wake up in the morning. It affects nearly every aspect of your life.

Pistorius’ lawyer, Kenny Oldwadge says there are “two Oscars,” one of whom is a global sports star and one of whom is “vulnerable” and “scared.”   Using a slang for ” in trouble,” he quoted his as saying:

I am stuffed without my legs on.