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Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Verdict set for September 11

Published 08/08/2014 | 14:49

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Oscar Pistorius pictured during his trial.
Oscar Pistorius pictured during his trial.

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 September 11.

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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.

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