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The judge in the trail of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is due to start delivering her verdict beginning at 9 a.m. local time (3 a.m. EDT).

The double-amputee Olympic sprinter, dubbed “The Blade Runner” due to his prosthetic legs, faces up to 25 years in jail if found guilty of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Feb. 14, 2013.

Judge Thokosile Masipa has a number of options available to her, including acquittal, finding Pistorius guilty of premeditated murder, common-law murder, culpable homicide, or manslaughter. If convicted, Pistorius is likely to face a lengthy jail term, even if convicted of any of the lesser offenses.

The athlete also faces two charges of discharging a firearm in public and one of illegally possessing ammunition. The latter charge carries a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in jail.

Pistorius shot Steenkamp through the bathroom door of the Pretoria home they shared. The prosecution argued that he was a man with a violent temper and a firearm obsession, who killed his girlfriend after repeated rows. The defense argued that Pistorius shot Steenkamp because he mistook her for an intruder, and feared for his life.

There are no juries in trials in South Africa, so Judge Masipa, assisted by two legal assessors, will be the ultimate arbiter of Pistorius' fate. Though she will start delivering her ruling Thursday, it may take hours, or days, for a “guilty,” or “not guilty” verdict to be reached.

Before the judge delivers her conclusion, she will summarize the testimony of all 37 witnesses, and render her assessment of the credibility of each.