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' defence team to finish closing arguments

Oscar Pistorius' defence team will finish their closing arguments in the athlete's murder trial before the judge retires to consider her verdict.

Oscar Pistorius denies deliberately killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Credit: Reuters

Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, but the athlete says he mistook her for an intruder.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel claimed Pistorius had told the court "a snowball of lies" during the high-profile trial, and that his defence was "devoid of any truth".

Defence lawyer Barry Roux attacked the state's case in his opening remarks on Thursday, and will conclude his argument today.

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