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Oscar Pistorius arrives in Pretoria courthouse ahead of verdict in his murder trial

  • Oscar Pistorius reacts in the dock in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014 as Judge Thokozile Masipa reads notes as she delivers her verdict in Pistorius' murder trial. The South African judge in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial said Thursday that prosecutors have not proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the double-amputee Olympic athlete is guilty of premeditated murder. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)

    Oscar Pistorius reacts in the dock in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014 as Judge Thokozile Masipa reads notes as she delivers her verdict in Pistorius' murder trial. The South African judge in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial said Thursday that prosecutors have not proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the double-amputee Olympic athlete is guilty of premeditated murder. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Judge Thokozile Masipa reads notes as she delivers her verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 11 2014. The verdict is expected to take hours and possibly two days to present. She will decide with the help of two legal assessors if Pistorius is guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)

    Judge Thokozile Masipa reads notes as she delivers her verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 11 2014. The verdict is expected to take hours and possibly two days to present. She will decide with the help of two legal assessors if Pistorius is guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oscar Pistorius cries in the dock in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 as Judge Thokozile Masipa reads notes as she delivers her verdict in Pistorius' murder trial. The verdict is expected to take hours and possibly two days to present. She will decide with the help of two legal assessors if Pistorius is guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)

    Oscar Pistorius cries in the dock in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 as Judge Thokozile Masipa reads notes as she delivers her verdict in Pistorius' murder trial. The verdict is expected to take hours and possibly two days to present. She will decide with the help of two legal assessors if Pistorius is guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Oscar Pistorius has arrived in a South African courtroom ahead of the verdict in the murder trial of the double-amputee athlete.

Pistorius hugged his brother Carl, who was seated in a wheelchair because of injuries suffered in a recent car crash. The parents of Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend fatally shot by Pistorius in his home last year, were also in the packed gallery on Thursday. There were also many journalists at the courthouse, where the sensational trial has unfolded over the last six months.

Judge Thokozile Masipa's verdict is expected to take hours and possibly two days to present as she reviews testimony and legal arguments.

Pistorius faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of premeditated murder for shooting Steenkamp.