Oscar family 'respect process'

Oscar Pistorius's family say they and the athlete "fully respect the bail hearing process and the sequence of events leading up to this point." It comes after the lead detective was replaced after it was revealed he is facing attempted murder charges

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Pistorius prosecution 'unaware' of detective charges

The prosecution in the case against Oscar Pistorius said they were unaware of charges against Detective Hilton Botha when then put him on the stand yesterday to explain why the athlete should not be given bail.

Medupe Simasiku, the spokesman for the prosecutors charging Pistorius with premeditated murder, could not say how the charges against Botha would affect their case against Pistorius.

The prosecutors were not aware of those charges.

We are calling up the information so we can get the details of the case. From there we can take action and see if we remove him from the investigation or if he stays.


Lead investigator in Oscar Pistorius case facing 'seven counts of attempted murder'

South African police say the lead investigator in the case against Oscar Pistorius faces attempted murder charges from a shooting in October 2011.

Oscar Pistorius seen in court yesterday Credit: Reuters

Detective Hilton Botha is due to appear in court in May on seven counts of attempted murder. Police in South Africa accuse Botha and two other police officers of firing shots while trying to stop a mini-van.

Third day for Oscar Pistorius bail hearing

A decision on whether Oscar Pistorius will be granted bail could be made today. The hearing will enter its third day in Pretoria, South Africa, where details of the murder case against the athlete have emerged since Tuesday.

Oscar Pistorius seen on Wednesday during a break in court proceedings Credit: Reuters

Yesterday the court was told a witness heard "non-stop shouting" coming from his home before he shot his girlfriend. The witness overheard the "row" which is said to have come from the property at the exclusive Silver Lakes Golf Estate between 2am and 3am on Valentine's Day, the prosecution said.

Watch a reconstruction using graphics of some of the key pieces of evidence.

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