February 24th, 2013
07:04 AM ET

Oscar Pistorius' brother Carl faces culpable homicide charge

As Olympic icon Oscar Pistorius faces a murder trial for shooting his girlfriend, his older brother is also charged in the death of a woman.

Carl Pistorius is accused of culpable homicide in the 2010 death of a female motorcyclist, CNN affiliate eNCA reported Sunday.

Prosecutors claim Carl Pistorius was driving recklessly in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, when he crashed with the motorcyclist.

But attorney Kenny Oldwage disputes allegations that his client was driving recklessly and said the motorcyclist rode into Carl Pistorius' vehicle.

Carl Pistorius was initially scheduled to go on trial Thursday - during the middle of Oscar's four-day bail hearing.
But Carl asked the court to postpone his trial so he could support his brother, and the court agreed.

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  1. chrissy

    Murder huh? For an auto accident? More media hype sounds like or the DA on Oscars case is trying to convict in the press, by association.

    February 24, 2013 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The auto accident is not being termed murder. It is being called culpable homicide. As in "responsible for this woman's death."
      The media sure glommed onto the coincidences; mainly they were both ladies who perished...one happened nearly 3 years ago, for goodness sake...

      February 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. stuart

    Thats right chrissy. Also one was an accident and one was not

    February 24, 2013 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. stuart

    So since when did. we drop to #3. in manufacturing

    February 24, 2013 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. stuart

    What is it about sunday that people stay in bed all morning

    February 24, 2013 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rascal Rabble

    what are the odds that two brothers can killed two women and neither one of them are in jail?

    February 24, 2013 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. fernace

    Wow, Carl asked for & got a postponement for his trial to "support" his brother! What are the odds of that happening here??

    February 24, 2013 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Lol @ Rascal, what are the odds that 2 brothers could be on trial at the same time for 2 seperate murders even? Sounds pretty fishy to me.

    February 24, 2013 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. stuart

    @little mister. One was an accident

    February 24, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Maybe some people think that "culpable homicide" is just a fancy way of saying "murder."
    My earlier comment elaborating on this (and motorcycles' dangers) was rejected.

    February 24, 2013 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  10. 1608

    Carl Pistorius was initially scheduled to go on trial Thursday - during the middle of his brother's four-day bail hearing.

    The trial has been rescheduled for the end of March. His case could be over before his brother's murder trial is scheduled to start in June.

    You think... Carl's trial began in 2010.

    February 24, 2013 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  11. hood30

    Damn, so they both will be on trial..

    February 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. stuart

    Help! Help! I have a flat tire. Someone help

    February 24, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. stuart

    @fernace. Yoooooou light up my life

    February 24, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. fernace

    @ stuart, thank you kindly!!

    February 24, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Lol @ banasy, Im sayin!

    February 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
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