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Carl Pistorius charged with culpable homicide over 2008 road accident

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02-24 at 11:39:14 CST

HOLDING STATEMENT

CARL PISTORIUS

SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA, FEBRUARY 24, 2013

Kenny Oldwage, attorney of the Pistorius family, has confirmed that Carl Pistorius, brother of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, faces charges of culpable homicide after a 2008 road accident, in which a woman motorcyclist sadly lost her life.

Following the accident, culpable homicide charges were brought against Carl Pistorius, but the charges were later withdrawn by the State. However, subsequent to this move, the charges were later reinstated by the Deputy Public Prosecutor at the National Prosecuting Authority.

Oldwage, speaking on Carl Pistoriusí behalf, said there is no doubt that Carl is innocent and the charge will be challenged in court.

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 Carlís car.

Carl appeared in court the day before his brotherís judgement on the bail hearing last week and is due to appear again at the end of March.