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Brother of Oscar Pistorius cleared over road death

Carl Pistorius, the older brother of the South African athlete Oscar, has been cleared over the death of a female motorcyclist who crashed into his car during a bike rally in 2008.

Mr Pistorius wept as a charge of culpable homicide was dropped and a magistrate cleared him of reckless or negligent driving, saying that the dead woman had been speeding and possibly drinking.

Marietjie Barnard's family have said that they never blamed Mr Pistorius and described the culpable homicide charge as "ridiculous".

Following the acquittal, Oscar Pistorius reportedly sent a text message to his sister Aimee saying: "God is good." (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent