One Pistorius Brother Is Off the Hook
Carl Pistorius acquitted yesterday of culpable homicide
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 22, 2013 10:21 AM CDT
Carl Pistorius, brother of Oscar Pistorius, accused of murder, stands inside the court for his culpable homicide case at the Magistrate Court in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa on Tuesday May 21, 2013.    (Themba Hadebe)

(Newser) – One Pistorius brother is free of charges—acquitted yesterday of culpable homicide in the death of a woman in a road accident. Carl Pistorius cried tears of relief as the magistrate ruled that the 28-year-old was not negligent and that Maria Barnard, 32, was driving her motorcycle excessively fast when she crashed into the back of his vehicle in March 2008. Pistorius said he felt for Barnard's family, regardless of who was responsible. "I will continue thinking of them while I walk on this Earth."

Brother Oscar Pistorius, meanwhile, is not expected to compete for the rest of the year while he focuses on his own looming murder case. He is due back in court on June 4 and expected to stand trial before the end of the year. His coach told reporters this week that Pistorius has turned down invitations to take part in major international athletic events. He said Pistorius is working out with his family each morning but is not "psychologically ready" to train, let alone compete.

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Trixielolo77
May 23, 2013 1:07 AM CDT
Wiithout reading this story, I'm gonna go ahead and assume the acquittal is for the brother who didn't put bullet holes through his gorgeous girlfriend but I'm sure everyone else thought (when reading the heading) , "Oooooooh no, I wonder which brother was acquitted"!?
Stainless
May 22, 2013 4:45 PM CDT
Acquittal possible for Oscar? damn - and all the guys in prison have already put in their sealed bids for his tight ass...
Neuman
May 22, 2013 11:07 AM CDT
We are just one acquittal away from "High Five!!"