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Pistorius faces 'final day' of grilling: Prosecutor

Published on Apr 15, 2014 4:29 PM
 

PRETORIA (AFP) - South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel indicated on Tuesday that he would wrap up his searing cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius, who has now spent more than a week in the witness box.

Nel has spent five emotion-filled days dragging Pistorius over the coals, accusing him of lying, tailoring evidence and crying to avoid tough questions.

"We will today finalise the cross-examination of the accused," Nel told the court while asking for a two week postponement.

The cross-examination resumed Tuesday with Nel accusing the sprinter of a cover-up, claiming he knowingly killed the 29-year-old model.

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius (left) arrives ahead of his trial at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel indicated on Tuesday that he would wrap up his searing cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius, who has now spent more than a week in the witness box. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
 
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