NEWS ABOUT: Hilton Botha

OJ Cop, Attorney Weigh In on Pistorius

Mark Fuhrman, for one, says it's clear to him the athlete is guilty

(Newser) - If the Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa didn't call to mind the OJ trial before the latest drama with the ( now-ousted ) lead detective, allow Gawker to draw the parallels between South African cop Hilton Botha and former LAPD cop Mark Fuhrman. But what does Furhman himself... More »

Lead Cop Dropped From Pistorius Case

After attempted murder charges from 2011 reinstated

(Newser) - Lead detective Hilton Botha is now off the Oscar Pistorius murder case now that he's facing his own attempted murder charges , the police commissioner announced today. A new detective has been brought in, the BBC reports. A spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority had earlier told Reuters that the... More »

Now Pistorius Cop Charged With Murder Attempt

Hilton Botha was arrested in 2011

(Newser) - As questions arise about his claims against Oscar Pistorius, the lead officer in the athlete's case is facing some serious troubles of his own. Detective Hilton Botha has been charged with seven counts of attempted murder, the BBC reports. The charges had been dropped after a 2011 arrest; yesterday,... More »

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