7 Updates
Investigator in Pistorius' case faces murder charges
Photo Credit: ALEXANDER JOE, Getty Images

Investigator in Pistorius' case faces murder charges

Feb 21 2013, 8:50am CST | by

Pretoria, Feb 21 (IANS) The investigator in paralympian Oscar Pistorius' murder case, Hilton Botha faces charges of attempted murder, the Pretoria Magistrate's Court heard Thursday.

Pretoria, Feb 21 — The investigator in paralympian Oscar Pistorius' murder case, Hilton Botha faces charges of attempted murder, the Pretoria Magistrate's Court heard Thursday. Botha is facing seven...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Investigator in Pistorius' case faces murder charges

Feb 21 2013, 8:50am CST | by

Pretoria, Feb 21 (IANS) The investigator in paralympian Oscar Pistorius' murder case, Hilton Botha faces charges of attempted murder, the Pretoria Magistrate's Court heard Thursday.

Pretoria, Feb 21 — The investigator in paralympian Oscar Pistorius' murder case, Hilton Botha faces charges of attempted murder, the Pretoria Magistrate's Court heard Thursday.

Botha is facing seven charges of attempted murder for allegedly firing shots at a minibus taxi carrying seven occupants. Botha allegedly was drunk at the time of the incident, Xinhua reports.

When asked about the charge, Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said he did not know, but said: "We have heard that he will appear in May."

Botha told the court that the incident, which took place in December 2011, was a result of his investigation into another murder case.

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

He said he fired shots at the taxi after it "tried to push us off the road" during a pursuit of a murder suspect.

Nel said the matter was on the court roll until March 2012. It was then withdrawn, but was reinstated Wednesday.

Botha said: "I don't understand why the case was reinstated. I can only think this is linked to my work on Oscar Pistorius."

Botha testified at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court Wednesday in Pistorius's bail hearing, insisting that Pistorius knew he was firing at his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp the night she was killed in his house.

The policeman also testified that they have found a box of the male hormone testosterone and hypodermic needles at Pistorius' home.

Pistorius' lawyer rejected the allegations.

Pistorius appeared at the court for the third day Thursday to secure bail. He is charged with premeditatedly murdering his girl friend Reeva Steenkamp Feb 14, a crime for which bail is granted only under exceptional circumstance.

His lawyer Barry Roux told the court there was no evidence that Pistorius shot Steenkamp.

If Pistorius had wanted to kill Steenkamp, he did not need a locked toilet or bathroom.

"He could do it anywhere," said Roux, rejecting not only the murder charge, but also that it was pre-meditated as the state has alleged.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
7

1 day ago

Jailed Pistorius excluded from competition for duration of sentence

Oct 21 2014 5:30am CDT | Source: Sportcal.com

Jailed Pistorius excluded from competition for duration o ...
Source: Sportcal.com   Full article at: Sportcal.com
 

 
Update
6

6 days ago

Sex, death and good TV

Oct 15 2014 10:00pm CDT | Source: Spectator Magazine

 Johannesburg I was astonished, in London the other week, to discover how closely you Britons were following the Oscar Pistorius trial. I was invited to Rosie Boycott’s breakfast club, which meets on Friday mornings in a west London coffee house. The table was full of charming old geezers of approximately my vintage, all clearly Oxbridge men of the most civilised variety and yet as taken with the Pistorius drama as any Hello! magazine subscriber. Why did the Oscar trial grip the world’s imagina ...
Source: Spectator Magazine   Full article at: Spectator Magazine
 

 
Update
5

4 weeks ago

Nike Suspends Endorsement Contract With Adrian Peterson

Sep 17 2014 11:35am CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Nike has suspended its endorsement contract with Adrian Peterson. “Nike in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL,” the brand said in its release. Noting that suspension is different than termination, it’s a little bit of an about-face for Nike, which often sticks behind athletes far longer in these processes. As Darren Rovell reported, the brand didn’t end its ...
Source: The Big Lead   Full article at: The Big Lead
 

 
Update
4

5 weeks ago

Pistorius could be free to compete at 2016 Games, Olympic committee says

Sep 17 2014 6:26am CDT | Source: globeandmail

‘There’s no regulation that says someone with a criminal record cannot compete,’ South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Commi ...
Source: globeandmail   Full article at: globeandmail
 

 
Update
3

5 weeks ago

Oscar Pistorious found not guilty of murder, still faces culpable homicide charge

Sep 11 2014 8:16am CDT | Source: SBNation

A South African judge ruled on the two most severe charges against South African 2012 Olympic runner Oscar Pistorious on Thursday, but will issue a decision on a lesser charge Friday. Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty Thursday of the two most serious charges he faced for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa ruled that Pistorious was not guilty of premeditated murder and also not guilty of a lesser ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Nepal to host world's first ever blind women's cricket meet
Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Blind, Nepal (CAB-Nepal) is set to host Britain in the world's first-ever blind women's series here from Oct 26 to 28.
 
 
Saina, Kashyap in second round of French Open
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap marched into the second round of the women's and men's categories of the French Open Super Series at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin here Wednesday.
 
 
Cavani is best striker in the world: PSG president
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) president Nasser Al-Khelaifi was all praise for Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani, who scored in his side's battling 1-0 away win over APOEL Nicosia.
 
 
Djokovic names his new-born son Stefan
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) World's top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia announced Wednesday that his wife Jelena had given birth to a boy named Stefan.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

European Champions League standings
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) Following are the European Champions League standings for Groups E to H after Tuesday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), according to Xinhua...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Rogerio set to break Giggs world record
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (IANS) Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni is one victory away from earning his fourth Guinness World Record by eclipsing a mark held by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs. The 41-year-old will...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ryan Reynolds can't keep his hands off Blake Lively
Ryan Reynolds was ''really sweet'' to Blake Lively at the Angel City Ball. The couple, who got married in September 2012, made their first red carpet appearance together in New York City on Monday night (10.20.14) since...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kris Jenner doesn't know who Bruce Jenner is dating
Kris Jenner has ''no idea'' whether Bruce Jenner is dating her best friend. The 58-year-old reality TV star, who split from the Olympic gold medallist last October after 23 years of marriage, claims she doesn't know if...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
When Rihanna dressed like 'Harry Potter'
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Singer Rihanna was spotted here in a Harry Potter style costume. She wore the wizard-like get-up while heading for a business meal here Monday, reports mirror.co.uk. The 26-year-old combined a...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Germany raises humanitarian aid to Iraq
Berlin, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany has pledged a further 20 million euros (about 25.5 million dollars) in humanitarian aid to Iraq, the foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday. The additional funds are immediately...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
India calls on Israel, Palestine to resume peace process
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) India has called upon Israelis and Palestinians to resume the peace process as "dialogue remains the only viable option" to address the issues confronting the region. In a brief statement...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Airstrikes help ground forces fight IS: Pentagon
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Kurdish forces are in control of the majority of the Syrian city of Kobane despite efforts by the Islamic State (IS) to take the town, a spokesperson for US defence department said Tuesday....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Palestine, Israel urged at UN to halt unilateral initiatives
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Tuesday called on Palestine and Israel to overcome differences and halt unilateral initiatives that fuel mistrust, so as to pursue long-term stability in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
China urges Israel to create conditions for peace
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) Chinese government has called on Israel to create necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks with Palestine. At an open debate of the Security Council on the situation of the...
Read more on Politics Balla