Oscar Pistorius Defense Makes Closing Arguments

Defense attorney Barry Roux argued that Pistorius fired out of fear and reflex, not with intent to kill his girlfriend.
2:10 | 08/08/14

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Now we turn to those closing argue manies in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. His defense team wrapping up their case this morning trying to convince the judge who will decide the blade runner's fate. ABC's lama Hasan has the latest. Good morning, mlama. Reporter: Good morning to you, George. A day after the prosecution delivered its final blows today, Oscar Pistorius' defense team is striking back giving a detailed time line of what they say happened that fateful night trying to prove the olympic athlete is not a cold-blooded killer. This morning, the last stand for Oscar Pistorius as his defense attorney delivers his final argument painting Pistorius as scared, needing to protect himself and not a murderer. Now you're standing at the door. You're vulnerable. You're anxious, you're trained as an athlete to react to sound and then -- Reporter: He was adamant there was no argument the night Pistorius killed his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp maintaining Pistorius thought she was in the bedroom when he fired four shots through a locked bathroom door at who he thought was an intruder. If I stand behind someone with his finger on that trigger and he's in a fearful state and I may clap my hands behind hip, in some instances some will fire. Reporter: Also accusing the police of bungling the investigation and tampering with the evidence. Don't come to court and protest a scene and then cross-examine the accused as if that was the scene. Reporter: The defense CLA claiming screams heard by neighbors occurred after those shots rang out and that they came from Pistorius crying out for help and not from an argument. Four months, the prosecution pointed out inconsistencies in Pistorius' testimony. So many lies in such a short period. Reporter: But today roux striking back saying that even if there's a reasonable possibility Pistorius is telling the truth, he is entitled to the benefit of the doubt. Well, it is up to the judge to decide Oscar Pistorius' fate. She will announce a date for a verdict which could take anywhere between a couple of weeks to a month or even two months before she delivers her decision. George?

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