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Carl Pistorius denies guilt

2013-03-27 15:17

Vanderbijlpark - Carl Pistorius, brother of murder-accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, pleaded not guilty to a culpable homicide charge in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Prosecutor Johan Venter told the court the main charge against Carl Pistorius was culpable homicide.

The first alternative charge was reckless or negligent driving, and the second one driving without reasonable consideration for another person using the road.

Magistrate Buks du Plessis asked Pistorius to plead on the first charge.

Standing in the dock, arms folded, looking at Du Plessis, Pistorius said: "I plead not guilty your worship."

He pleaded not guilty to the two alternative charges. They relate to an accident on 8 March 2008 that led to the death of 36-year-old Maria Barnard.

The court heard she died in hospital on 14 March 2008.

The State proceeded to call its first witness, Anton Coetzee.

Carl's appearance comes a day before Oscar Pistorius is expected to challenge the bail conditions the Pretoria Magistrate's Court imposed on him.

The court granted Pistorius bail of R1m on 22 February after he was charged with the murder of his girlfriend, law graduate and model Reeva Steenkamp, in his Pretoria home on 14 February.

Carl Pistorius's trial resumes.

Comments
  • Kent Paulsen - 2013-03-27 15:32

    "And the second alternative charge: one driving without reasonable consideration for another person using the road." All taxi drivers are guitly of this charge and should loose their licenses.

  • Mohaola Keke - 2013-03-27 15:35

    Give us full details of the accident as you did to jub jub( the investigating journalist)

      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-03-27 17:24

      Agree, will be interesting to hear what happened on that day.

  • Prada Ledger - 2013-03-27 15:36

    never rains

  • Nurse Helenk - 2013-03-27 15:46

    Of course he is not guilty. Someone died. He caused it. Terrible "accident". RIP Maria Barnard.

      Anton Anton - 2013-03-27 19:34

      Maybe just maybe she caused the accident and drove into the back of his vehicle, and just maybe she was under the influence of alcohol

  • Gerald Beer - 2013-03-27 15:59

    Anyone who stands in the dock with his arms folded while he addresses a magistrate shows he has no respect whatsoever.

      colin.ashby.35 - 2013-03-27 16:09

      Were you there. If you saw this then the whole family has contempt for the law.

      Nurse Helenk - 2013-03-27 16:16

      colin it says so in the article above. And he is not even wearing a tie.

      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-03-27 17:25

      @Colin, do some research on basic body language.

      Anton Anton - 2013-03-27 20:02

      Nurse and maybe you not wearing a panty

      colin.ashby.35 - 2013-03-28 11:07

      sorry guys, i read the article but i missed the arms folded bit. yup, they sure have no respect.too much ego does that for you

      Silvia Van Eck - 2013-03-28 12:41

      Gerald, Au contraire. It can mean more than one thing. I suggest that you read up about body language. Yes, it can mean that they are defensive or hostile BUT it can also mean that they are insecure or nervous. And last but not least it could just mean that they are cold. I do that quite often..

      colin.ashby.35 - 2013-03-30 12:43

      Were you there. If you saw this then the whole family has contempt for the law.

  • Stephen Brookes - 2013-03-27 16:02

    There is no reason for this story to be in the media just because of Oscar...but I'm sure Carls new found stardom will be of some benefit in the future

      Edwin Amsterdam - 2013-03-27 17:33

      agree - this was never news before the oscar incident- or was it?

  • Bradley Ruiters - 2013-03-27 16:14

    he mistook her for a car-thief....?

      Nurse Helenk - 2013-03-27 16:23

      Anything is possible when Roux, Oldwage & co are writing the script.

      Benjamin Makhubela - 2013-03-27 20:02

      Henke's cnn interview to follow now that vuma is no longer with them

  • Gerrit Prinsloo - 2013-03-27 16:25

    Seriously WHO FCKING CARES!!!!

      Nurse Helenk - 2013-03-27 16:37

      you obviously do, hence your reading and commenting here.

  • Ross Seward - 2013-03-27 17:08

    And yours isn't ?

  • Nats Brown - 2013-03-27 17:47

    Methinks Margie is a groupie ;)

      Anton Anton - 2013-03-27 19:48

      Only 2 thumbs up for nurse, makes me think they are the same person

  • Louise Barnard - 2013-03-27 17:58

    W I T C H H U N T ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • Louise Barnard - 2013-03-27 17:59

    2 X accident!!!!

      Zapdelatista Rocha - 2013-03-27 22:50

      This Barnard fungus is an accomplice/collaborator

  • Louise Barnard - 2013-03-27 18:04

    Nuts Helenk how wonderful your life must be seeing you are so perfect!!! I wonder how you will cope if one day someone you love makes a tragic mistake!!! You should really stop being so judgemental!!!!!

  • Louise Barnard - 2013-03-27 19:02

    Ag get off your soap box and leave Oscar and his family alone!!!! He made a mistake and his brother had an accident!!! Yes she is dead, like many other south africans who were actually brutally murdered!!!!

  • Anton Anton - 2013-03-27 19:26

    Margie either you and the Nurse are very close to each other or maybe the same person. You are obsessed with The Pistorius family. Read the story of Carl very carefully then you will see the biker crashed into the back of Carl's vehicle. She was so near him that she could not stop according to a fellow biker. So wonder what lies are there to according to you

      Anton Anton - 2013-03-27 20:58

      Yes I do read the articles. But I do not comment on the article but on the crap you talk

  • Zapdelatista Rocha - 2013-03-27 22:45

    This is ONE SICK FAMILY

  • Masingita Nkuna - 2013-03-27 23:21

    But pours

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