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Prosecution concludes cross-examination of Pistorius

Published on Apr 15, 2014 5:33 PM
 

PRETORIA (AFP) - The prosecution concluded its gruelling cross-examination of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday, ending five days of intense and emotional interrogation in his murder trial.

“I have nothing further for this witness,” said prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel, after relentless questioning into the moments after the athlete shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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

Inconsistencies in his account, his evasive answers and sketchy memory of some details may have left his case in a weaker position than when he took the stand.

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius (centre) arrives ahead of his trial at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The prosecution concluded its gruelling cross-examination of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday, ending five days of intense and emotional interrogation in his murder trial. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
 
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