Oscar’s brother shares photo of disgraced champ with family after day in court
A photo of Oscar Pistorius stretched out‚ apparently asleep‚ on a black leather couch while family members perch near him was shared on social media on Tuesday by his older brother. “Emotionally spent after a day in court‚ @OscarPistorius falls asleep with his godson‚ niece and nephew‚” Carl Pistorius tweeted.Pistorius is casually dressed in tracksuit pants and a long-sleeved t-shirt.In the background is what seems to be an 18-seater dining table‚ piled high with books and flower arrangements.Emotionally spent after a day in court, @OscarPistorius falls asleep with his godson, niece and nephew. pic.twitter.com/gnvVXZLwLB — Carl Pistorius (@carlpistorius) June 14, 2016asyncDuring court on Tuesday‚ when sentencing proceedings resumed‚ Carl Pistorius expressed sympathy for Barry Steenkamp‚ whose tearful testimony recalled the pain he and his wife felt at the loss of their daughter Reeva‚ who died when Oscar shot her in 2013.“My heart breaks for Barry‚” Carl Pistorius tweeted.Oscar Pistorius 'must pay', says Steenkamp's fatherHe later added to this comment‚ sharing with TV journalist Karyn Maughn: "Mr Steenkamp's evidence is heartbreaking... Reeva's parents were made to believe that Oscar deliberately killed Reeva".Carl’s remark relates to Oscar Pistorius’s contention that he believed an intruder had entered the bathroom of his Pretoria home‚ and that he did not know his girlfriend was in the toilet.Mystery witness to give 'emotional testimony' in Pistorius sentencingThe once-celebrated athlete is appearing in the Pretoria High Court this week for fresh sentencing proceedings‚ after his conviction was changed from culpable homicide to murder. A decision could be made as soon as Friday.On Monday‚ Carl Pistorius took a swipe at prosecutor Gerrie Nel during his cross-examination of a psychologist called by the defence‚ who recommended that Oscar not be sent back to jail for the murder of his girlfriend due to his anxiety‚ depression and post traumatic stress disorder.“The bully on the beat brought his buddies to court. You get judged by the company you keep‚” Carl Pistorius tweeted.The bully on the beat brought his buddies to court. You get judged by the company you keep.— Carl Pistorius (@carlpistorius) June 13, 2016asyncHe then posted a video from October 2014‚ in which former soccer star Marc Batchelor was commenting on Oscar’s sentencing.Carl wrote: “I still don’t understand the relevance. Maybe I’m missing the link. I suppose even prosecution needs support.”In response to the bully remark‚ Marianne Dijzel ?@Dijzeltweet told Carl: “Yes‚ Marc Batchelor came & sat next to me. I told him to move further away...he did“.Using derogatory language‚ Carl’s supporters questioned why Batchelor was in court.Batchelor has been in court often throughout the long-running trial.He previously alleged that Pistorius threatened to break his legs over an ex-girlfriend.