The lead investigator in the murder case against Oscar Pistorius faces attempted murder charges himself over a 2011 shooting, police said Thursday in another potentially damaging blow to the prosecution. [AP]


PROSECUTORS in the Oscar Pistorius case say they were unaware of the charges against veteran detective Hilton Botha, who allegedly was drunk when the alleged attempted murder occurred.

Jeralyn has a run down from a defense attorney’s point of view.

Update: Hilton Botha has been removed from the case.