Finish line for Oscar Pistorius trial in sight

August 7, 2014 7:57 AM

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Finish line for Oscar Pistorius trial in sight

Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the trial of Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp are presenting their final arguments on Thursday and Friday in a courtroom in Pretoria, South Africa.

Under South Africa's legal system — a hybrid of Roman-Dutch civil law, British common law and customary law inherited from the indigenous population, according to Media Club South Africa — the Olympic athlete's trial is being overseen by a single judge, red-robed Thokozile Masipa. She has appointed ...

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