Updated: Thursday, 07 August 2014 21:23 | By Agence France-Presse

Prosecution claims Pistorius 'cannot escape' murder conviction

A South African prosecutor insisted Thursday that star Paralympian Oscar Pistorius cannot avoid a conviction for murdering his glamorous model girlfriend, as the state wrapped up its case against him.


Prosecution claims Pistorius 'cannot escape' murder conviction

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius (C) speaks with a member of his legal team ahead of the final arguments of his murder trial at the high court in Pretoria on August 7, 2014 - by Werner Beukes

"Pitbull" prosecutor Gerrie Nel said that even if Pistorius's account of events were true, "he cannot escape" a conviction for murdering with intent.

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