Psychiatrist Dr. Merryll Vorster said events during Pistorius’ life, including the amputation of his lower legs as a baby and his late mother’s habit of sleeping with a gun under her pillow, contributed to his “increasing stress.” “Overall, Mr. Pistorius appears to be a mistrustful and guarded person,” Vorster testified. She said the Olympic athlete displayed “escalating levels of anxiety” through his life when she interviewed him this month. Vorster said she also spoke to members of Pistorius’ family, some of his friends and his agent. Pistorius’ defense said at the outset of its case that it would show his feelings of “vulnerability” and his disability contributed to him shooting Steenkamp. Pistorius is charged with premeditated murder and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted.
Source: Oscar Pistorius has anxiety disorder, defense psychiatrist says during murder trial – CBS News
Both are right. Labours response to Ukip over the past few weeks has been politically and morally bankrupt. As I wrote earlier this week , Labours strategy for Ukip was initially to ignore them, then to try and paint Farage as the new Margaret Thatcher, and finally to try and paint Miliband as the new Frank Field. And its proved disastrous, as it was always going to prove disastrous. But the local and Euro election campaign is now over. And Labour is about to make its traditional mistake of drawing the wrong conclusions, from the wrong results, at the wrong time.
Source: The great Ukip Panic is under way, and Labour is running from the imaginary threat – Telegraph Blogs