South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria on 8 August 2014.AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
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The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius wrapped up Friday with the prosecution making a final plea for the South African athlete to "face the consequences" of shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.Judge Thokozile Masipa, only the second black woman to be appointed a high court judge in post-apartheid South Africa, will now analyze more than 4,000 pages of evidence before delivering her verdict on Sept. 11 .Cutting through months of complex evidence and testimony, Nel ended proceedings by returning to his core argument.Nel has called for Pistorius' evidence thrown out because it was "devoid of any truth" and the athlete contradicted himself when he said during cross-examination he fired both accidentally and deliberately.Roux said the trial should only ever have been on the charge of culpable homicide, rather than murder, because he said Pistorius had clearly shot Steenkamp by mistake.
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