Oscar Pistorius Investigator Faces Attempted Murder Charge

Lead investigator, Detective Hilton Botha, faces seven counts of attempted murder in South Africa. posted on

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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South African police say the lead investigator in the case against Olympian Oscar Pistorius faces attempted murder charges in an October 2011 shooting.

Police Brig. Neville Malila said Thursday that detective Hilton Botha is scheduled to appear in court in May on seven counts of attempted murder. Malila says Botha and two other police officers fired shots while trying to stop a mini-van in the incident.

South African police say investigator in Oscar Pistorius case faces attempted murder charge, @AP" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/AP">@AP reports

BBC: Charges against Oscar Pistorius detective had been dropped but were reinstated on Wednesday.

#OscarPistorius" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23OscarPistorius">#OscarPistorius Detective Botha due in court in May for allegedly firing on a minibus with colleagues while drunk.

Top SA lawyer tells local radio 702 that detective Botha should have disclosed attempted murder charges against him.

#OscarPistorius" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23OscarPistorius">#OscarPistorius Criminal law specialist, William Booth, says revelations about Botha's pending case may affect the OP matter.

Reuters is now matching AP, Sky News reports that lead investigator in Pistorius case is facing seven counts of attempted murder.

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