Pistorius murder trial: 10 things to know

Published On: Feb 22 2013 12:57:24 PM CST   Updated On: Aug 07 2014 11:13:06 AM CDT

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius entered a decisive stage on Thursday as lawyers began two days of final arguments at the High Court here before handing over the case to the presiding judge. Here's a look at the most compelling information about the case.

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8. Were drugs a factor? Botha said police found two boxes of testosterone (a banned substance), syringes and needles in a bedroom cabinet. Later, a police spokesman admitted the contents of the box were unknown. The defense says the boxes contained an herbal remedy commonly used for sexual enhancement purposes.

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