Older Pistorius Faces Murder Charge

    FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, Carl Pistorius, right, and Henke Pistorius, the brother and father of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend attend Oscar's bail hearing at the magistrate court in Pretoria, South Africa.  A report by a local television station on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, revealed that Carl Pistorius is facing a charge of culpable homicide for the death of a woman knocked down on her motorbike in 2010. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

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    Carl Pistorius’s Twitter hackers did more than deliver false tweets Saturday—they shoved him into the spotlight. After his name swirled through the media this weekend, news broke Sunday that Carl, Oscar’s older brother, is also facing a murder charge. The Pistorius family lawyer, Kenny Oldwage, confirmed that he is being tried for homicide. Local South African media say the crash involved a woman motorcyclist who died in 2010 after being hit by the older Pistorius, who was “driving recklessly” in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. Carl was scheduled to face trial last Thursday, while his younger brother Oscar attended his bail hearing for the death of his 30-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Oscar Pistorius was released on $113,000 bail. His murder trial is set to resume June 4.

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