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Aug 7, 2014 1:50 AM by NBC News

Pistorius attorneys get one last chance to prove their case

Over the last five months, South African Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius' past has slowly been put on display as ex-girlfriends, neighbors, and doctors testified about the iconic athlete.

Now the focus switches to Pistorius' future: whether he will go to prison or not. The man once regarded as an international sports hero admits fatally shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013 in Pretoria, but insists he mistook her for an intruder. Attorneys will have their final chance to argue whether Pistorius intentionally killed the model and law student, or whether it was a horrible mistake.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel is scheduled to deliver his closing arguments Thursday, followed by defense lawyer Barry Roux's closing arguments Friday.

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