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Prosecution Rests in Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

The double-amputee Olympic athlete is expected to be the first defense witness, his attorney says.
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Oscar Pistorius, arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013.Themba Hadebe / AP

Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday in the murder trial of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of premeditated murder after shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp during a heated argument on Valentine's Day last year.

When asked whether Pistorius would take the stand, the athlete's attorney Brian Webber said, "I don't think we have a choice. It's a question of when."

He added that Pistorius would likely be the first defense witness.

Earlier Tuesday the court heard that the double-amputee Olympic athlete made a series of phone calls immediately after the shooting.

Aliza Nadi of NBC News contributed to this report.