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

    And the *some people* that called it murder was the person who wrote this article! Most everyone else would call it manslauter. Either voluntery or unvoluntery.

    February 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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      It is not called murder by the person who wrote this article. It was called culpable homicide by the author of this article because that is what Carl Pistorius is charged with in SA. What you're talking about are US terms, not SA's.

      February 24, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Oops lol shoulda been involuntary.

    February 24, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. chrissy

    @ little mister, BECAUSE innocent until PROVEN guilty!

    February 24, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. chrissy

    Lol @ little mister, yup!

    February 24, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • 1608

      Like little mister they don't.

      February 24, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    I stand corrected.

    February 24, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Shane

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    February 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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