Bizarre twist in Pistorius case - CNN.com
Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) -- The bail hearing for Oscar Pistorius wheeled toward the bizarre Thursday with the revelation that the lead investigator in the case against the famous Olympic sprinter is facing attempted murder charges.
Investigator Hilton Botha faces seven counts of attempted murder after South African prosecutors reinstated charges against him Wednesday in a 2011 incident in which he and other officers are accused of drunkenly chasing and firing on a minibus full of people, officials announced in court.
Prosecutors are trying to keep Pistorius jailed pending his trial on a charge of premeditated murder in the February 14 death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. The hearing ended Thursday with no decision on bail and is scheduled to resume Friday.
It just gets better, yet another twist.....
Carl Pistorius, Oscar's Brother, Facing Culpable Homicide Charge, Family Lawyer Says
He confirmed that he is related to a woman suspected of killing her two children and committing suicide on the weekend.
The revelation was the latest twist in the saga of Pistorius and prominent figures linked to the case against the double-amputee athlete.
The bodies of a woman and her two sons were found Sunday evening at their Johannesburg home by her ex-husband, police Warrant Officer Balan Muthan said. Authorities suspect the woman administered a substance that killed her children, and took her own life by ingesting it as well.
"I can confirm the deceased is my first cousin," Nair told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.