By Euro Weekly News Media • 08 September 2014 • 12:55
OSCAR PISTORIUS awaits his fate to be revealed to the world on Thursday September 11. Judge Thokozile Masipa, who will spend the next few days rereading over 400 pages of summing up arguments from both sides, will reveal her verdict, in what one reporter called “Oscar Pistorius’ very own 9/11.”
The trial which started in March and was only intended to go on for three weeks, eventually finished on Friday with the defensive lawyer Barry Roux summing up his argument to the judge on behalf of his client.
The defence contradicted evidence by the state by using timelines, backed up by telephone data and key witnesses, of which he said fitted perfectly with Oscar Pistorius’ version of events.
He also accused the state of being selective with witnesses, choosing neighbours who lived further away from the house, rather than Oscar’s immediate neighbour who backed up his account.
He concluded to Judge Masipa that had Oscar acted as a reasonable disabled person would have done, with no legs, a history of hyper-anxiety, having been startled, with gun in hand and feeling vulnerable, then she had to acquit him.
Oscar Pistorius, the famous athlete who is accused of shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steencamp will face life imprisonment if he is found guilty. The model died after Pistorius fired four bullets from a 9mm pistol through the toilet door.
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