Oscar Pistorius' Brother Charged With Homicide, Leaving Family to Deal with 2 Murder Trials

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Carl Pistorius
Carl Pistorius
Wow, it is really not a good time to be in the Pistorius family. On the heels of Olympic athlete Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius being charged with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar's older brother, Carl, is being charged in the death of a woman. According to prosecutors, Carl was driving recklessly in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa during the daytime in 2010 when he crashed into a female motorcyclist, killing her. The Pistorius family released a statement, saying: "Carl deeply regrets the accident. Blood tests conducted by the police at the time proved that he had not been under the influence of alcohol, confirming that it was a tragic road accident after the deceased collided with Carl's car." Carl was originally supposed to go on trial last week during Oscar's bail hearing, but he was granted a postponement by a judge, so he could support his younger brother.

What both these men allegedly did is absolutely horrible, and I don't think either of their crimes should negate the other in any way, but good god, their poor father. (They're mom passed away years ago.) Could you imagine having to deal with not one, but two murder trials for two different children? I think the stress of one alone would be enough to send me into the hospital. I really have no idea how he's coping with this.

Hopefully, Oscar and Carl's father, as well as their sister Aimee, will be able to find some form of peace during the upcoming months -- because they're certainly not going to be easy. I truly hope justice is served with both of these cases, but I can't say my heart wouldn't break for Mr. Pistorius a little if both of his sons are found guilty. No parent deserves that.

What do you think of this?


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CBeezy17 CBeezy17

His mum died of an allergic reaction to a medication after a procedure when he was 15. He has the date of her birth and death tattooed on the inside of his right arm in Roman numerals. He credits her as a major influence in his life and was deeply affected by her death. That makes all of this even more tragic as their father is the one bearing the burden as the only parent. Looks like their sister Aimee is doing a really good job of supporting them, too. This is just a horrible tragedy all around.

abra819 abra819

Wow. .. What a couple of losers...

baham... bahamamama61

Their poor Dad an Sister:(

Ickles Ickles

It seems like certain families are cursed. I grew up with a classmate...he was killed by a drunk driver. His brother, who was the only other child, was killed in another accident. Their parents lost both children separately. It doesn't make sense. This doesn't either-only God literally knows why!

Adored45 Adored45

Doh! Accident prone....it runs in some families...

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