Oscar Pistorius removed his prosthesis, walked on his stumps, and cried before the judge in a South African court during the Reeva Steenkamp hearing, which will determine his sentence for her alleged murder in 2013. The athlete faces at least 15 years in jail, and reportedly, the latest dramatic gesture in court is an appeal for a lighter sentence.
According to the Independent, "Pistorius was unsteady at times, holding on to wooden desks and helped by a woman at one point. He then returned to a bench where he sat alone, head bowed, and wiped away tears."
Pistorius is presently under house arrest after an appeals court overturned an initial manslaughter conviction. He has already served one year in prison for manslaughter.
For much of the hearing on Wednesday, a visibly distressed Pistorius sobbed and remained slumped with his head in his hands.