The parents of late model and paralegal Reeva Steenkamp attend the first of two days of concluding arguments at the Pretoria High Court on August 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO/POOL/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
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Ending the first of two days of concluding arguments in the gripping five-month murder trial, Nel said Pistorius' efforts to concoct an alibi had led to a "snowball effect" of lies requiring more lies to back them up.Summing up the state's meticulous 200-page review of evidence gleaned from almost 40 witnesses, Nel said Pistorius, 27, was guilty of "a baker's dozen" of misleading statements.Nel also pointed to state experts' testimony that Steenkamp had food in her stomach when she died and that neighbors heard a woman screaming to show the star sprinter was lying.But, he said, even if Judge Thokozile Masipa believes Pistorius' claim that he accidentally shot at an intruder, he must be found guilty.
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