Oscar Pistorius Back in Court for Final Arguments

Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee star sprinter known as the "Blade Runner", faces a minimum of 25 years in jail if he is convicted of the premeditated murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

updated: August 07, 2014 08:16 IST
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File photo: Oscar Pistorius in a court in Pretoria.

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Pretoria, South Africa: South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is due back in the dock on Thursday for the final phase of his dramatic murder trial before the judge hands down a verdict.

The court will witness the ultimate showdown between defence lawyer Barry Roux and senior state prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who will present their final arguments.

The two top trial lawyers have dominated the months-long trial during which Pistorius has at times sat weeping and vomiting in the dock, turning live broadcasts of the case into a gripping soap opera.

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