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Pistorius defence rests case, date set for final arguments

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Lawyers defending Oscar Pistorius on charges of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp rested their case on Tuesday, heralding the final stages of the high-profile trial that has gripped South Africa for months.  

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius looks on during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, on July 8, 2014

Advocate Barry Roux said the star sprinter's defence team had called its last witness, allowing the court to set a date of August 7-8 for closing arguments.

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