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Investigator faces pending charges

Updated: February 21, 2013, 10:19 AM ET
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PRETORIA, South Africa -- South African police say the lead investigator in the case against Olympian Oscar Pistorius faces attempted murder charges in an October 2011 shooting.

Detective Hilton Botha is scheduled to appear in court in May on seven counts of attempted murder, police Brig. Neville Malila said Thursday. Malila says Botha and two other police officers fired shots while trying to stop a minivan. The charges were initially dropped, but police said it learned Wednesday that the ...

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