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August 8, 2014
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during the closing defence arguments in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria August 8, 2014. Pistorius' "primal instincts" kicked in when he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he was in a vulnerable and fearful state, his defence lawyer said at the athlete's murder trial on Friday. Double amputee Pistorius, 27, once a national icon for reaching the pinnacle of sport, is accused of murdering Steenkamp, a law graduate and model, at his home in Pretoria on Valentine's Day last year.