Oscar Pistorius trial: Court hears closing statement from defence

Oscar Pistorius” lawyer has told his murder trial that because of his disability the athlete had a “slow burn of insecurities” that “heightened his fight response”.

In his closing statements to the court Barry Roux said that just as a woman might kill an abusive husband after many years, so the Paralympian has built up an exaggerated response to danger.

He pleaded with Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa: “Don”t look at (his disability) in isolation”.

This is his last chance to convince the judge of his client”s innocence. The athlete has claimed that he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder.