On the fourth day of Oscar Pistorius’s sentencing hearing, Zach Modise, who has worked in the prison service for 35 years, was questioned by the defence about conditions at Pretoria Central Prison, a likely destination for Pistorius. Photograph:  Alon Skuy/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius will be committed to the hospital wing of one of South Africa’s toughest prisons if the double amputee Olympic track star is sentenced(...)

Oscar Pistorius leaves North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

As an emotionless Oscar Pistorius was yesterday found guilty of culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on St Valentine’(...)

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius (C) is escorted out of North Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria, South Africa, after another day of his ongoing trial in which he is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph: Ishaan Haffejee/EPA.

The defence team for Oscar Pistorius plans to close its case after its last witness completed his testimony at the murder trial today, a lawyer said.T(...)

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his murder trial at the High Court in Pretoria today. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/EPA

Oscar Pistorius is severely traumatised after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and will become an increasing suicide risk unless he continues to get(...)

Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday.

A South African court has ordered Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to undergo evaluation for mental illness – a move that could deter(...)

Oscar Pistorius outside court today. Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled that a mental assessment would ensure that Pistorius gets a fair trial. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

A South African court today ordered Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to undergo evaluation for mental illness, further delaying a mur(...)

Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June Steenkamp, sat in court today during the trial of Oscar Pistorius.  Photograph: Daniel Born/Reuters

Judge Thokozile Masipa ordered an adjournment at the Oscar Pistorius trial and said she would rule on Mr Nel’s request tomorrow morning.The prosecutor(...)

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria today. The athlete is on trial charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph: Reuters/Kim Ludbrook/Pool

Oscar Pistorius‘s lawyers started the final push of their bid to undermine the prosecution‘s case that the Paralympic gold medallist murdered his gir(...)

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius speaks to relatives and friends in the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Alon Skuy

The South African courtroom where Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee track star, is facing murder charges echoed to the haunting sounds of screaming (...)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria today, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine’s Day last year. Photograph: Reuters

South African Paralympic and Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius returned to court on today for the resumption of his murder trial, with the defence ca(...)