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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 to learn verdict in five weeks' time

The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial will be delivered on September 11th, the athlete learnt in court today.

His lawyer finished his summing up today, likening the athlete to an "abused woman".

Pistorius admits shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but denies murder.

ITV News Africa correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from the court in Pretoria:

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