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Oscar Pistorius admits 'going through tough time' after prosecution closes case against Blade Runner

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 - 12:11pm IST | Place: Johannesburg | Agency: ANI

Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who is expected to testify in his murder trial at the end of the week, has admitted that he is 'going through a tough time' in a rare comment after the prosecution closed its case against the double-amputee runner.

Defence lawyer Barry Roux asked for time to consult some of the 107 state witnesses who had not testified in the case against Pistorius, who is accused of premeditated murder for the death of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot through on Valentine's Day last year.

According to News24, the Blade Runner, who once basked in global publicity stemming from his achievements on the track and but became an almost silent, somewhat cryptic figure after he killed Steenkamp, said in rare, brief comments that he is going through a tough time.

Pistorius, who has sometimes reacted emotionally during the prosecution's case, further said that he and his team of lawyers have got a lot ahead of them.

Meanwhile, the report mentioned that the judge adjourned the trial until Friday so that Roux could prepare his arguments that Pistorius killed Steenkamp by accident, thinking she was an intruder in his home. 

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