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Prosecution to wrap up arguments as Oscar Pistorius bail hearing nears decision

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    Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands inside the court as a police officer looks on during his bail hearing at the magistrate court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. A South African judge says defense lawyers will need to offer "exceptional" reasons to convince him to grant bail for Oscar Pistorius, when a hearing resumes Wednesday. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe) (The Associated Press)

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    Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands during his bail hearing at the magistrate court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority acknowledged that the timing of attempted murder charges against a police detective leading the investigation into Oscar Pistorius is "totally weird" and that he should dropped from the case against the world-famous athlete. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe) (The Associated Press)

A magistrate may rule Friday in Oscar Pistorius' bail hearing, deciding if the double-amputee athlete can be freed before trial or if he has to remain in custody over the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp.

The prosecution was expected to complete its arguments opposing bail as the hearing, which should have been completed Wednesday, goes into a fourth day.

Pistorius is charged with one count of premediated murder over the Feb. 14 killing of Steenkamp. He says the shooting was accidental because he thought there was a dangerous intruder inside his home.

Pistorius' coach, Ampie Louw, says he's considering putting Pistorius back in training if he's bailed to allow him to "get his mind kind of clear."

Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair will decide if Pistorius is freed with conditions.