Oscar case: Cop allegedly faces shooting charges

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According to reports by Eyewitness News the investigating officer in Oscar Pistorius’ criminal case, Hilton Botha, allegedly faces seven counts of attempted murder.

The charges are related to a shooting incident which occurred while four policemen, including Botha, were allegedly drunk.

Despite this, police management intend keeping him on the high-profile Pistorius investigation.

According to Botha the attempted murder charges against him stem from his pursuit of a murder suspect, News24 reported.

He told eNCA that the incident was as a result of his investigation into the murder of Denise Stratford, whose body was stuffed into a drain.

“My blood was never tested for alcohol in the aftermath of the shooting. I wasn't drunk,” Botha said.

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