Carl Pistorius acquitted

2013-05-21 13:33
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Carl Pistorius acquitted

Carl Pistorius - the brother of murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius - has been acquitted on a charge of culpable homicide. See pictures from court.

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Johannesburg - Carl Pistorius - the brother of murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius - is a free man.

He was acquitted on a charge of culpable homicide by the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Medupe Simasiku said the State had failed to prove a watertight case against him.

"We do accept the decision of the court and we will not be taking any further action on this case moving forward," Simasiku said shortly after the judgment.

He was involved in an accident on 8 March 2008 which resulted in the death of Maria Barnard. Her motorbike collided with his bakkie.

Magistrate Buks du Plessis ruled that Pistorius was not a negligent driver, saying it was clear that Barnard was travelling at excessively high speed at the time of the accident.

- SAPA
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