WATCH Oscar Pistorius Walks Across the Courtroom Without His Prosthetic Legs

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has walked in court on his stumps, at the request of his lawyer Barry Roux.

The move came as Mr Roux wrapped up his argument at the former Paralympic and Olympic star’s sentence hearing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Humiliated: Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius walks across the packed courtroom on his stumps in a desperate last bid to convince a judge he was too vulnerable to have killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp intentionally when he shot her at his home three years ago

Humiliated: Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius walks across the packed courtroom on his stumps in a desperate last bid to convince a judge he was too vulnerable to have killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp intentionally when he shot her at his home three years ago

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Can't bear to look: Oscar Pistorius, with his prosthetic legs visible in the dock, holds his head in his hands during the hearing

Pistorius prepares to walk across the courtroom without his prosthetic legs during the third day of the sentencing hearing for murder

The spectacle of the one-time sporting superstar tottering across the court room prompted a number of relatives to break down in tears

Pathetic: Oscar Pistorius teeters on his stumps in front of a packed court room after taking off his prosthetic limbs in a desperate plea for leniency in a hearing that will determine his sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
Loud sobs echoed as all eyes watched Pistorius move unsteadily, and much dramatically reduced in height, towards the front of the court

When the strain of tottering became too much, he knelt on a cushion before wiping his eyes with a tissue passed to him by his lawyer

Journalists are tweeting from court:

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Source: Daily Mail

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