Oscar Pistorius to face additional charges

South Africa
Johannesburg, August 16 – Prosecutors want to add two new firearm related charges to the murder case against Oscar Pistorius. It is unclear whether the state will permit the charges to be added. eNCA

Oscar Pistorius is expected to face two additional charges when he appears in court on Monday.

The National Prosecuting Authority has told Pistorius’s lawyers that they plan to charge him with two counts of recklessly discharging a gun in a public place.

The Paralympian’s lawyers have refused to comment on the new charges, which are believed to be part of the state’s strategy to paint Pistorius as trigger-happy.

The charges relate to two incidents. The first occurred when Pistorius allegedly fired his gun out the sunroof of a friend’s car on the way back from a weekend holiday.

The second charge relates to Pistorius allegedly accidently firing his friend’s gun in a Johannesburg restaurant.

The NPA has declined to comment on the additional charges or the Pistorius indictment at this stage.

Follow our coverage on Oscar Pistorius: fallen hero here

 

 

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