Pistorius' brother facing culpable homicide charge

Published On: Feb 24 2013 04:30:24 AM EST
Oscar Pistorius news conference

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Nicknamed the "Blade Runner," Oscar Pistorius made history when he became the first Paralympian to compete in the able-bodied Olympics in London in 2012. But he's now been charged with premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, South African model Reeva Steenkamp, and faces life in prison if convicted. Take a look at some of the other athletes who have fallen from grace.

JOHANNESBURG -

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 Feb. 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 Friday and his brother Carl was seen driving into the affluent villa of their uncle Arnold early Sunday, where Oscar is staying while on bail.

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