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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Prosecution: Pistorius 'tied himself in knots' in court

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.

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