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The Independent Online

Oscar Pistorius is finally set to learn his fate as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her verdict on the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in 2013.

The trial has thus-far has spanned over six months and the reading itself could last over two days as Judge Masipa goes through over 100 pages of evidence.


If he is found guilty of premeditated murder, he faces 25 years in prison. A lesser charge of culpable homicide could see him imprisoned for 15 years or a non-custodial sentence.

"He is a broken man," said journalist Mark Williams-Thomas, who had been given exclusive access to the athlete ahead of the trial's climax.

"He made it very clear that whatever punishment is given to him tomorrow, nothing will bring Reeva back. He loves her dearly and wishes the circumstances were different."

"No punishment will be anywhere near the punishment he has for himself because he’s lost someone he was in love with," he added. "And let’s remember he was only going out with her for three months; they were still very much in a courting relationship."

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