Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial Verdict Set For Sept. 11

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The judge in the murder trial of ‘Blade Runner’ athlete Oscar Pistorius said Friday she would give a verdict in the case on Sept. 11. Judge Thokozile Masipa made the announcement after the prosecution and the defense ended final arguments in the murder case against the double-amputee, who shot dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

During Friday’s closing arguments, Pistorius' defense attorney alleged evidence tampering by police. Barry Roux said that items in the double-amputee's bedroom, near the bathroom where he killed Steenkamp may have been moved around by investigating officers. Pistorius said he mistakenly shot Steenkamp, thinking there was intruder in his home. The prosecution alleges the Olympic runner intentionally killed her after an argument.

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