Hilton Botha dropped from Oscar Pistorius case

The lead detective in the murder case against Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is facing 7 charges of attempted murder himself, the BBC reports.

Police confirmed that South African detective Hilton Botha was allegedly involved in a shooting two years ago. He was dropped from the sensational murder case that has generated headlines around the world.

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Oscar Pistorius guns down model girlfriend

The South African sprinter known as 'Blade Runner' for his prosthetic legs has been arrested for killing his model girlfriend, the MailOnline reports.

Paralympics star Oscar Pistorius was taken into custody and charged with murder after he allegedly shot his girlfriend, former FHM model Reeva Steenkamp, several times in the head, chest and arm. Paramedics treated Steenkamp, 30, but she died at the scene.

Pistorius told police he shot Steenkamp after mistaking her for a burglar at his luxury South Africa mansion in Pretoria. Police found no signs of forced entry.

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