Pistorius Murder Details: Steroids, Booze… and a Bloody Cricket Bat
Following the arrest of Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius in the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, more details are emerging, including a report from The Sun that steroid drugs and a blood-stained cricket bat were found in Pistorious' home.
According to The Sun, police found banned, performance-enhancing drugs, the bat, and evidence of heavy drinking in the “Blade Runner's” mansion in Pretoria, South Africa, and are investigating whether Pistorius was in a “roid rage” before he shot Steenkamp four times with a 9mm pistol.
A source close to the investigation told The Sun, “Steroid drugs were found at Pistorius' home together with evidence of heavy drinking. That's why police have specifically ordered that he be tested for steroids.”
As for the bat, The Sun says investigators are speculating either Pistorius used it before he shot Reeva, because she appeared to have skull “crush injuries,” or that maybe the 29-year-old model used the bat to defend herself before she ran into the bathroom, where she was shot dead.
The Paralympics runner broke down in court on Friday and denies the premeditated murder charge. When the trial begins, he is expected to claim he fired after mistaking her for an intruder.