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Verdict in Pistorius murder trial set for September 11

A South African judge has set the date to deliver a verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial for September 11.

Oscar Pistorius' defence team has finished its closing arguments in the athlete's murder trial before the judge retires to consider her verdict.

Pistorius, 27, denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on the night of Valentine's Day last year.

The prosecution accused the athlete yesterday of telling "a snowball of lies" during the high-profile trial.

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Pistorius trial to resume with closing statements

Oscar Pistorius will return to court today as prosecutors and lawyers deliver their closing statements in the athlete's murder trial.

Oscar Pistorius denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Credit: Reuters

Judge Masipa is expected to adjourn the case to consider a final verdict once she has heard the arguments.

Pistorius, 27, denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on the night of Valentine's Day last year, claiming he mistook her for an intruder.

The trial has captured the world's attention following months of televised courtroom evidence.

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