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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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Roux: Pistorius high fight response because of disability

Defence lawyer Barry Roux said during his closing arguments that psychological evidence proved that Oscar Pistorius had a heightened fight response because of his disability.

You are a little boy without legs. You experience daily that disability, and the effect of this. You experience daily, that you cannot run away. With that disability, over time, you get an exaggerated flight responses.

– Defence lawyer Barry Roux

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