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.
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