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Oscar Pistorius arrives at court

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius arrived at the High Court in Pretoria at around 9am ahead of judgment in his murder trial.


Pistorius pushed his way through a media contingent wearing a black suit, white shirt and black tie. He arrived in a white SUV.

He embraced his aunt and shared a long hug with his brother Carl, who arrived earlier in a wheelchair.

Pistorius also hugged his lawyer Brian Webber and greeted the rest of his legal team.

The Steenkamp family just looked at him as he arrived in court. He greeted them, saying, “Morning,” and nodded his head slightly.

Judge Thokozile Masipa was expected to start handing down judgment in the case at 9.30am.

Pistorius said he thought an intruder was behind the door of the toilet in his Pretoria home when he shot through it. He fired four times, killing his girlfriend Steenkamp on February 14, 2013.

The State says the murder was premeditated.

When the trial started on March 3, Pistorius pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, and to three firearm-related charges.

Sapa

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