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Verdict in Pistorius murder trial set for September 11: judge
August 8, 2014 / 1:35 PM / 3 years ago

Verdict in Pistorius murder trial set for September 11: judge

PRETORIA (Reuters) - 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.

Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius (L) leaves after the closing arguments in his murder trial at the high court in Pretoria August 8, 2014. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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.

Pistorius says he shot Steenkamp in a tragic accident, mistaking her for an intruder.

Reporting by Joe Brock; Editing by Ed Cropley

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