Judge Thokozile Masipa said the state failed to show direct intention, let alone premeditation.
Judge Masipa gave herself just over a month to prepare the ruling which is expected to take 2 days to deliver.
Susan Witterick said the athlete’s defence team briefed her and had her on standby to be in SA.
Rebecca Davis explores the views of one of SA’s most high-profile defence lawyers.
Both the state and the defence have delivered their closing arguments in Pretoria.
Advocate Barry Roux is delivering his closing argument in the North Gauteng High Court.