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Lead detective in Oscar
Pistorius case faces his own
attempted murder charges

Yahoo! Sports, by Martin Rogers

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/21/2013 9:52:13 AM

Oscar Pistorius´ murder case took a sensational twist Thursday when it was revealed that the chief investigator who analyzed the scene of Reeva Steenkamp´s fatal shooting faces seven counts of attempted murder charges himself. Hilton Botha, whose stumbling and at times incoherent evidence on day two of Pistorius´ bail hearing gave the Blade Runner´s case a serious boost, was allegedly one of three drunk police officers who opened fire on a mini-bus taxi full of passengers in 2011, according to South Africa´s Eyewitness News.
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Reply 1 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/21/2013 9:56:09 AM     (No. 9188658)

Page Not Found? Bad link?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/21/2013 10:02:21 AM     (No. 9188672)

Obviously, as in the O.J. case, problems with the investigators are probably just a distraction, not a factor. Maybe SA jurors have more sense than to allow the distraction to become the deciding factor.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 2/21/2013 10:12:44 AM     (No. 9188694)

Prosecution trying to get Botha off the case?

From another article:

Botha also testified earlier Thursday - and after he was surprisingly recalled - that he had investigated a 2009 complaint against Pistorius by a woman who claimed the athlete had assaulted her. He said that Pistorius had not hurt her and that the woman had actually injured herself when she kicked a door at Pistorius´ home.

http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22636011/oscar-pistorius-prosecutors-want-detective-dropped-from-case

His testimony has not helped the prosecution.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 2/21/2013 10:13:29 AM     (No. 9188696)

Re #2, there are no jurors in South Africa. Only a judge.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickeymat, 2/21/2013 10:23:14 AM     (No. 9188720)

I wondered why this detective was stilled employed but then saw a photo of him on another site.

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