A cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius ended with the prosecutor in the murder trial giving a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend.
On another intense day of questioning, prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel accuses Oscar Pistorius of "tailoring his evidence".
One of South Africa's top attorneys said it was beyond belief that Reeva Steenkamp would have remained silent with Pistorius shouting.
Oscar Pistorius was accused of being a deceitful witness who told the court "incredible lies" at the summing up of his murder trial.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said he was more interested in defending his life than telling the truth.
ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports.
The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has been adjourned until tomorrow.
Defence lawyer Barry Roux has begun presenting his closing arguments in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.
A South African state prosecutor said to the judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial that the athlete was caught up in a "snowball of lies". Gerrie Nel asked the judge to reject the Olympic and Paralympic track star's defence as "devoid of any truth".
– South African state prosecutor Gerrie Nel
The court will have to reject his evidence. The court must have a credible version from the accused. The court should have no difficulty in rejecting his full version of events, not only as not reasonably possibly true, but in essence as being absolutely devoid of any truth.
Since the trial opened in early March, Nel has portrayed Pistorius as a gun-obsessed hothead who shot 29-year-old Steenkamp four times through a locked toilet door where she was taking refuge after a heated argument.
Oscar Pistorius appeared incredibly drained both yawing and stretching throughout the hearing. In the last few moments he seemed incredibly emotional when his relationship with Reeva Steenkamp was discussed.
This has been a five month legal process, but perhaps there is another reason for the strain. Pistorius' brother, who has been here almost every day throughout this trial, is lying in a hospital bed now. He is seriously injured on a ventilator, having been involved in a car crash at the weekend.
Nel returns to his sporting analogy. Pistorius has "dropped the baton... The baton of truth is not with him"
Perhaps both sides will be willing an end to this process. Tomorrow, after today's prosecution closing argument, the court will hear from the defence legal team. A day not for major revelations but for a reiteration before a verdict is delivered, perhaps, in a few weeks time.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has claimed that Oscar Pistorius "tied himself in knots" trying to explain what happened when he shot Reeva Steenkamp through a bathroom door.
Pistorius sits looking down at notes while Nel claims the defendant had "tied himself in knots" trying to explain what happened
Nel says Pistorius has 'anxiety on call', and claims the defence contemplated digitally manipulating sound tests
"He's always the victim" says Nel. "He always places the blame or his actions somewhere else
The father of Oscar Pistorius and the father of Reeva Steenkamp are in court are in court for the first time.
Judge Masipo arrived in court, asks defence and prosecution to use time well. Nel, for the State, begins
For the first time since the start of this trial, the father of Oscar Pistorius and the father of Reeva Steenkamp are in court
The prosecution has begun presenting its closing arguments in the Oscar Pistorius trial.
A court in Pretoria, South Africa is about to hear the closing arguments in the trial of Oscar Pistorius.
In court in Pretoria where closing arguments are about to begin in the trial of Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius has arrived at a court in Pretoria, South Africa.