Pistorius' brother charged over death

Last updated 22:05 24/02/2013

It's been revealed Oscar Pistorius' brother, Carl Pistorius, is also facing homicide charges in South Africa. Jessica Gray reports.

BROTHER IN TROUBLE: Carl Pistorius, brother of
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BROTHER IN TROUBLE: Carl Pistorius, brother of "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, is facing culpable homicide charge.

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The family lawyer of Oscar Pistorius says the brother of the Olympic paraplegic athlete is facing culpable homicide charge in a 2010 road death.

Laywer Kenny Oldwage would not confirm details of the case Carl Pistorius is facing, but Sunday's development is compounding the problems for the family after Oscar was charged with premeditated murder in the February 14 shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Local media reported that Carl Pistorius was allegedly involved in a crash with a woman motorcyclist and that he was to face trial last Thursday, as his brother Oscar was facing a bail hearing.

Oscar Pistorius was released on bail last week and his brother Carl was seen driving into the affluent villa of their uncle Arnold early Sunday local time, where Oscar is staying while on bail.

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