Pistorius defence team closes case

Pistorius defence team closes case

The chief defence lawyer in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius says he has closed his case.

Lawyer Barry Roux said he had finished calling witnesses to give evidence in the trial of Pistorius, who killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by firing through a closed toilet door in his home.

Judge Thokozile Masipa said final arguments will be held in court in Pretoria on August 7 and 8.

Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel said the prosecution will file closing arguments on July 30 and the defence will do so on August 4.

He and Mr Roux also agreed to return to court on August 7 to make final arguments before Judge Masipa.

Pistorius said he killed Ms Steenkamp by mistake. The prosecution says he shot her after an argument.

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