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Court hears of Pistorius's temper tantrums & illegal medication found in his cell

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the court that he will lead evidence about Pistorius’s temper tantrums.

Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria for an adjournment during sentencing arguments on 13 June 2016. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

PRETORIA - The High Court in Pretoria has heard details about Oscar Pistorius's temper tantrums and how warders discovered illegal medication in his cell.

A clinical psychologist has also testified that the convicted murderer has admitted that he shot through the bathroom door intentionally.

Pistorius is being sentenced again, this time for murder, and not culpable homicide for the 2013 shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

LISTEN: Sentencing arguments in Pistorius case start.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the court that he will lead evidence about Pistorius's temper tantrums.

He says last year, warders found him in possession of illegal medication.





These incidents did not feature in defence witness, psychologist doctor Jonathan Scholtz's report.

The doctor says the athlete suffers from extreme depression and anxiety, and his mental health has deteriorated in the last two years.

Scholtz told the court that it would not be advisable for the former athlete to be sent back to prison.