Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pistorius' Brother Cleared Over Woman's Death

Carl Pistorius, the brother of murder-accused Olympian Oscar Pistorius, has been acquitted of a charge of culpable homicide.

The charge referred to the death of a woman in a car accident in 2008.

A magistrate ruled that Carl Pistorius was not negligent and that the woman - Maria Barnard - was driving her motorcycle too fast when she crashed into the back of his vehicle.

A court spokesperson said the state had failed to prove a watertight case against him.