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Oscar Pistorius to have mental health evaluation

Oscar Pistorius will undergo evaluation for mental illness, a South African court has ruled. Olympic and Paralympic athlete Pistorius denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Prosecutor to Pistorius: 'It was your intention to kill her'

The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the former athlete today with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, insisting he deliberately killed her after an argument.

"You fired four shots through the door whilst knowing that she was standing behind the door," Gerrie Nel told Mr Pistorius.

"She locked herself into the toilet, you armed yourself with the sole purpose of shooting and killing her. And that's what you did."

"That is not true," said Pistorius, who faces life in prison if convicted of murder.

The prosecutor, nicknamed "Bulldog" for his approach to questioning, finished the cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius.

The defence team will now have the opportunity to question the runner again, trying to prove that he killed Miss Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder.

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