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Verdict in Pistorius murder trial set for Sept. 11

Verdict in Pistorius murder trial set for Sept. 11

ON TRIAL: Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius (L) leaves after the closing arguments in his murder trial at the high court in Pretoria Aug. 8. Photo: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

PRETORIA (Reuters) – South African judge Thokozile Masipa said on Friday she would deliver her verdict in the murder trial of Paralympic and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Sept. 11.

Double-amputee Pistorius, 27, once a national icon for reaching the pinnacle of sport, is accused of murdering Reeva Steenkamp, a law graduate and model, at his home in Pretoria on Valentine’s Day last year.

Pistorius says he shot Steenkamp in a tragic accident, mistaking her for an intruder.

(Reporting by Joe Brock; Editing by Ed Cropley)

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