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Oscar trial: Closing arguments due

The prosecution and defence will present their closing arguments next week.

FILE: Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Picture: Pool.

JOHANNESBURG - The prosecution in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial has until today to submit its closing arguments to the High Court in Pretoria.

The defence is expected to file its documents on Monday, ahead of the oral presentation of the arguments in court on Thursday and Friday next week.

Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. But he has maintained he shot her by accident, believing she was an intruder.

Watch: Oscar re-enacts the night he shot Reeva

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel and his team had about three weeks to condense several thousand pages of court records and develop their case for murder based on all the evidence.

It believes Pistorius's claim that he thought an intruder was in his house could not reasonably possibly be true and that he shot his model girlfriend in a fit of rage.

Watch: _Pistorius trial: Was Oscar really vulnerable? _

Nel has argued that the neighbours' evidence of hearing a woman screaming and the four shots fired through a locked toilet door are among the incriminating facts to prove his case.

Nel will present his arguments in court next Thursday, followed by the defence on Friday.

Watch: Pistorius trial: Defence wraps up its case

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