Blade runner walks on his stumps in court, to show vulnerability

Roux argued it's important to show the court how vulnerable he was on the day he shot Steenkamp.

Oscar Pistorius on his stumps during a demonstration in court on 15 June 2016. Picture: Pool.

PRETORIA - Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has removed his prosthetic legs for a demonstration in the High Court in Pretoria, as his legal team argues in mitigation of sentence.

Advocate Barry Roux says even though the former athlete is embarrassed to stand on his stumps, it's important to show the court how vulnerable he was on the day he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

WATCH: Roux shows court Oscar's vulnerability.



Pistorius will be sentenced again after the Supreme Court of Appeal overturned his culpable homicide conviction for the 2013 shooting.

Roux concluded his argument this afternoon by asking Pistorius to once again stand on his stumps in front of the court.

Pistorius changed during the tea break from his suit into cycling shorts and a t-shirt.

He took off his prosthetic legs and stood in front of Judge Thokozile Masipa, with his head bowed, trembling and crying.

Roux argued that this is the vulnerable anxious man who opened fire on his bathroom door in 2013, fearing for his life.

Pistorius returned to the dock, very rarely looking up.