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Pistorius is a liar, says prosecutor

Pretoria: A South African prosecutor accused Oscar Pistorius on Thursday of lying and altering his story, when the Olympic and Paralympic athlete described the night he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.

The double amputee sprinter, once revered across the world for his triumph over physical adversity, faces life in prison if convicted in the Pretoria High Court of the murder of Steenkamp, a 29-year-old law graduate and model.

“Let’s sum up: A policeman moved the two fans, put the duvet on the floor, opened the curtains wider than they should be, before the photographs were taken,” Nel said. “Your version is so improbable that nobody would ever think it’s reasonably possibly true ... Your version is a lie.”

Pistorius says after he shot Steenkamp, he ran out onto the balcony and screamed for help. However, in a picture shown to the court, a duvet and a large stand-up electrical fan clearly block his route to the balcony door.