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The South African justice system is much different that our own.  Even though the defense has rested,  closing arguments won't take place until early August. The Blade Runner is accused of murdering his girl friend Reeva Steencamp  on Valentines Day a year ago. The case is being heard by a judge instead of a jury.

If Oscar Pistorius is found guilty the worst he could face is life in prison with no hope of parole for 25 years.  South Africa does not have a death penalty.