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Apr 15, 2014 6:41 AM by Associated Press

Prosecutor ends cross-examination of Pistorius

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has ended his cross-examination after challenging the athlete for five days of testimony about how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said he had no further questions late Tuesday morning after presenting his case that Pistorius is lying in his account of mistakenly shooting Steenkamp, and that the double-amputee runner killed her intentionally after an argument.

Pistorius shot Steenkamp through a closed toilet door in his home before dawn on Feb. 14, 2013. The athlete says that he thought she was an intruder about to come out of the toilet to attack him.

Pistorius faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of premeditated murder.

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