Oscar Pistorius' brother, Carl, is facing a murder charge of his own in a separate incident adding to the already grief-stricken family's grief. Carl Pistorius is facing a charge of culpable homicide stemming from a 2008 accident which killed a female motorcyclist near Johannesburg, ABC News reported Sunday.
Carl, who is older than Oscar and has been publicly supporting his brother during his own case, reportedly quitetly appeared in court last week. He was set to go to trial on Feb. 21, but according to reports the case was pushed back a month due to the Oscar's murder charge. An attorney for Carl Pistorius says charges related to the five-year old accident were originally dropped, but have recently been reinstated.
Both of the Pistorius brothers are currently free on bail as they await trial on their respective murder cases.
The 26-year-old double amputee who became an international star during the 2012 London Olympics is accused of gunning down his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day. He claims he opened fire into the bathroom of his home believing the noise coming from inside was an intruder. Steenkamp, a model and reality tv star, was allegedly hit by four bullets and died a short time later.
Oscar Pistorius is due back in court in June, while his brother, Carl Pistorius' murder case has him due back in court in March.