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Pistorious' brother charged in fatal hit-and-run

Oscar Pistorious' brother killed a woman in traffic five years ago, prosecutors say.

Track star Oscar Pistorius isn't the only son in his family accused of killing a woman. His older brother killed a woman with his car in 2010, prosecutors say. Carl Pistorius, 28, allegedly killed a female motorcyclist while driving outside Johannesburg. His trial was scheduled to start last Thursday, a day before his younger brother was granted bail, The Canberra Times reported.

Though the accident happened three years ago, it didn't make news until it was reported recently by a local television station. 

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The trial of Carl Pistorius, who is charged with culpable homicide, was pushed back and will now start at the end of the month, Oscar's lawyer Kenny Oldwage told NCA TV.

"There is no doubt that Carl is innocent and the charge will be challenged in court. Carl deeply regrets the accident," Oldwage said in a statement, according to Reuters. He added that no alcohol was found in Carl's system after the crash. Reuters reached out for more comments from Carl and the lawyer but both declined to talk.

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