A South African prosecutor branded Oscar Pistorius "deceitful" and insisted the Paralympian cannot avoid a conviction for murdering his glamorous model girlfriend, as the state closed its case against him Thursday.
Through his fiery cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius and mauling of expert witnesses, state prosecutor Gerrie Nel has become a global cult hero and a rare poster boy for South Africa`s beleaguered public sector.
The prosecutor at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympian, cross-examined one of the defense`s forensic experts today after the judge overseeing the case warned spectators watching the televised proceedings in an adjacent room for their "unruly" behaviour.
Oscar Pistorius` three-day cross-examination reached a dramatic climax on Friday when a prosecutor challenged the double-amputee sprinter repeatedly as to why his girlfriend failed to scream when she was shot four times through a toilet door.
The judge at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial had reportedly sternly reprimanded the chief prosecutor for laughing `scornfully` at the Blade Runner during his interrogation on Thursday, and told him to restrain himself.
Under pummelling cross- examination, Oscar Pistorius admitted on Thursday that he had "no reason" to fire the shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp, as prosecutors began to zero in on apparent inconsistencies in key parts of his account.
A South African prosecutor forced Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday to look at a forensic photograph that showed the head of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after it was blown open by a hollow-point bullet fired by the Olympic and Paralympic track star.
French investigators have ruled out any third party involvement in the ski accident of former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher and have closed the case, the local prosecutor said on Monday.
The condition of former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf was today compared to that of an "18-year-old" by the government prosecutor to emphasise that he did not have any justification for skipping his treason trial.
Investigators probing Michael Schumacher`s accident on Wednesday ruled out faulty skis, inadequate signage and excessive speed as possible causes of his life-threatening off-piste fall in the French Alps.