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Pistorius murder trial: 10 things to know

POSTED: 10:57 AM PST Feb 22, 2013    UPDATED: 10:32 AM PDT Apr 11, 2014 

Oscar Pistorius was on the stand this week and Friday marked another day of relentless cross-examination as the prosecution challenged his account of the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar Pistorius, South Africa's blade runner
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7. Pistorius may have shown extreme confidence. A front page article in The Times (of South Africa) quoted a police officer who said he had contact with Pistorius after Wednesday's hearings. "He's convinced he'll be out by the weekend and back on the track before the end of the year," the officer said. Would an innocent man be that confident? Could a guilty man be that delusional? If that quote is accurate, psychologists could have a field day dissecting it.

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