South African athlete, Oscar Pistorius who is facing trial for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp will know his fate on September 11 as the court adjourned on Friday to give verdict in September.
While Pistorius had insisted that the February 14, 2013 shooting of Steenkamp was unintentional, stating that he thought an intruder was in the house, the prosecution argued that it was a premeditated murder.
On Friday, state prosecutor, Gerrie Nel insisted that the athlete should be made to face the consequences of murder. He said “the accused intended to kill a human being. He knew there was a human being in that toilet.That’s his evidence … He is guilty of murder. There must be consequences for it”.
Pistorius’ lawyer however said his client fired shots into the bathroom “reflexively”.