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 that Oscar crushed Reeva’s skull with a cricket bat before shooting her dead.