Brother of Oscar Pistorius faces culpable homicide charge
2013 02 26

By Raf Sacert | LeaderPost.com


The murder case involving Olympic star Oscar Pistorius took another unexpected turn Sunday with the news that his older brother, Carl, is himself facing charges for the death of a woman in a traffic accident.

Carl Pistorius faces a charge of unlawful, negligent killing for a 2008 road death, “in which a woman motorcyclist sadly lost her life,” Kenneth Oldwage, the Pistorius family lawyer said on Sunday. The charge of “culpable homicide” will be challenged in court, he told The Associated Press.

It is the second time someone associated with the Pistorius case has been found to face a serious charge. It was revealed that the chief police investigator in the case is facing charges of seven counts of attempted murder for shooting at a vehicle with seven passengers. Following the revelations, he was removed from the Pistorius investigation and a new chief detective was appointed on Thursday.

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The problem confronting his older brother Carl is the latest complication in a case that has transfixed South Africa and much of the world.

“It’s also doubly sad because it’s involved with Oscar and his brother and all the family — so they have double sort of trouble,” said Johannesburg resident Jim Plester.

Lawyer Oldwage said that “Carl deeply regrets the accident” and that a blood test showed he was not drunk at the time. He said the charges had initially been dropped, only to be reinstated later.

Oscar Pistorius was charged with premeditated murder, but the athlete says he killed his girlfriend accidentally, opening fire after mistaking her for an intruder in his home.

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