Africa Pistorius trial drives record coverage – and debate – in S. Africa (+video)

The prosecution and defense presented closing arguments Thursday and Friday. While a lot of attention has focused on prurient details, the trial has also spurred national conversations about race, wealth, and justice.

By , Correspondent

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As the prosecution and defense presented closing arguments in the trial of South African track star Oscar Pistorius this week, one fact stood beyond dispute: Early on the morning of Feb. 14, 2013, the Olympian fired a series of shots through the locked door of his bathroom, killing his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp.