The main prosecutor in the trial of Oscar Pistorius has argued that the South African athlete cannot avoid a conviction for murdering his girlfriend.
Gerrie Nel accused the athlete of being a “deceitful witness” who told the court a “snowball of lies”.
Known as the “Pitbull” prosecutor, Mr Nel said that even if Mr Pistorius’s account of events were true, “he cannot escape” a conviction for murdering with intent.
Mr Pistorius denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on the 14 February last year.
He says he mistook her for an intruder but the prosecution says he deliberately shot her after a row.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel made his concluding remarks on Thursday, with the defence due to follow on Friday.
If found guilty of murder, the 27-year-old could face life imprisonment.
If he is acquitted of that charge, the court will consider an alternative charge of culpable homicide, for which he could – if convicted – receive about 15 years in prison.
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