Oscar Pistorius’ Brother Carl also Accused of Killing A Woman in 2010 Car Crash

Posted on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 at 11:15 PM

By Adeola Adeyemo

As South African athlete Oscar Pistorius faces murder charges for shooting his girlfriend dead, his elder brother Carl Pistorius also faces similar charges in the death of a woman.

He allegedly killed a female motorcyclist while driving outside Johannesburg in 2010, the family attorney Kenny Oldwage told The Telegraph.

His trial had been due to start last Thursday, a day before his famous brother, Oscar, was granted bail on a charge of murder over the Valentine’s Day killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Carl’s trial was pushed back a month, but the specific date is not known.

Prosecutors say Carl was driving recklessly in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, when he crashed with the motorcyclist in the daytime. But the family Lawyer Oldwage disputes allegations that his client was driving recklessly and said the motorcyclist rode into Carl Pistorius’ vehicle. The motorcyclist died in a hospital a couple of days later.

According to a statement from the Pistorius family made available to CNN, Carl wasn’t under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred. “

“Carl deeply regrets the accident. Blood tests conducted by the police at the time proved that he had not been under the influence of alcohol, confirming that it was a tragic road accident after the deceased collided with Carl’s car.”

The Police have also released evidence today that Oscar crushed Reeva’s skull with a cricket bat before shooting her dead.

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  • 9 Comments on “Oscar Pistorius’ Brother Carl also Accused of Killing A Woman in 2010 Car Crash”

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    • idn1 February 24, 2013 at 11:50 PM

      Oscar has hot temper simples!

    • kikelomo February 25, 2013 at 3:01 AM

      That means that Oscar was in his senses then….he knew what he was doing…

    • Away February 25, 2013 at 5:31 AM

      Maybe they think they can get away with anything….but God will allow justice prevail in Jesus name…

    • Bimby February 25, 2013 at 9:04 AM

      He is guilty as charged! Let him face the music.

    • miss posh February 25, 2013 at 9:44 AM

      God help us all. Women are being killed by the second! whats going on? *SAD*

    • nnenne February 25, 2013 at 9:57 AM

      na wa!!

    • Peachy_mo February 25, 2013 at 9:57 AM

      might we say it runs in the family?

    • Creamy_Amie February 25, 2013 at 11:09 AM

      @ Preachy_mo, sure it runs in d family. Anger, hot tempered. Jeez. He has no option than to face d law… When a fellow takes pleasure in seein people suffer, same wud also befall dat person. That’s all!

    • Inebaby February 25, 2013 at 11:58 AM

      Damn it! They should face the music