Five weeks till Oscar Pistorius' hears his fate

2014-08-08 16:00


Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius' fate will be revealed to the world on 11 September.

Judge Thokozile Masipa revealed the date after another grueling day of closing arguments by Defence advocate Barry Roux. 

Barry revisited evidence provided by the state's witnesses and Oscar's state of anxiety.

Barry also brought up the key matter of police allegedly tampering with evidence at the scene of the crime."All the evidence is consistent with an accident, a huge mistake," he told the court.

Oscar's defence lawyer also elaborated on his character and argued that there was no evidence of an abusive relationship.

"When charged with an offence requiring intent, intention must be proven. If he(Oscar) failed to foresee that his conduct could kill someone, then you convict on culpable homicide," concluded Barry.

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