ABC News is reporting that the lengthy murder trial of South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius is coming to a close with the defense testimony of a physician. Christopher Torchia of the Associated Press writes:
“The end of testimony signals a new phase in the months-long trial of Pistorius, who killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home in what he has described as a mistaken shooting. It is expected to lead to a break during which the defense and prosecution prepare final arguments as the high-profile legal battle moves toward a conclusion.
Barry Roux, the chief defense lawyer, indicated that he would wrap up on Tuesday morning after final consultations with his team.
‘We plan to close the case,’ Roux told Judge Thokozile Masipa.”
Pistorius maintains that he accidentally shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, after mistaking her for an intruder. Prosecutors say that Pistorius killed Steenkamp after an argument on Valentine’s Day of last year.
Read more at ABC News.