The Pistorius family are going to be court room regulars before the year is through. Besides little brother Oscar's murder case, another Pistorius sibling is facing murder charges in South Africa. Oscar's big brother Carl is being charged with culpable homicide, too.
The South African eNCA's Karyn Maughan confirmed with Pistorius attorney Kenny Oldwage, the same one representing Oscar, that the elder Carl is facing culpable homicide charges related to a 2010 incident that resulted in a woman's death. Carl was supposed to appear in court on Thursday, the day before Oscar was granted bail, but his case was postponed until next month.
Now, you might be asking, why is he being charged for this now? In 2010, Pistorius was allegedly driving when his car struck a woman on a motorcycle, resulting in her death. Oldwage contends Pistorius was tested by police and proven to be sober at the time of the incident, and he believes that should ultimately lead to his innocence. The charges were originally withdrawn by the State prosecutors, but then reinstated later.
This isn't the first time the other Pistorius has made headlines this month, either. Carl's Twitter account got hacked on Saturday. The alleged hackers said Oscar would be granting interviews, but alas, that's not the case. That incident led to the entire Pistorius family shutting down their Twitter accounts.
At least it will be easy for the brothers to find a carpool buddy?
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