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Oscar Pistorius defense team rests case in athlete's murder trial
Oscar Pistorius defense team rests case in athlete's murder trial

The defense team for Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius closed its case Tuesday in the murder trial of his girlfriend model Reeva Steenkamp, sending the trial into a new phase and ending months of emotionally wrenching cross-examination. The court was adjourned to allow both sides to prepare written legal arguments based on the thousands of pages of testimony in the trial that has enthralled South Africans, who've witnessed Pistorius, once a national hero, at times weeping and retching over gruesome details of Steenkamp's shooting death. Pistorius, the athlete known as the Blade Runner because of the carbon fiber blades he wore to compete, gained international fame when he became...

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