Pistorius 'Roid Rage'? Illegal Drugs Investigated in Reeva Steenkamp's Death

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
February 18, 2013|3:11 pm

In latest development in the Oscar Pistorius murder case, investigators revealed that illegal steroids were found in his house, adding to the questions surrounding the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Local reports indicated that Pistorius, who has plead not guilty to his girlfriend's murder, will be tested for the illegal drugs. It could be possible angle to have his defense lawyer's state that those illegal steroids may have contributed to Steenkamp's murder.

"Steroid drugs were found at Pistorius's home together with evidence of heavy drinking," a source told The Sun. "That's why police have specifically ordered that he be tested for steroids."

Reports from South Africa also revealed that police found a bloodied cricket bat in the home, but investigators have yet to state whether the blood on the cricket bat was that of Pistorius or his girlfriend.

Forensic analysis could take several weeks to complete, according to reports from South Africa's Independent City Press newspaper.

Steenkamp, Pistorius'model girlfriend, was found dead in the Olympian's home on Valentine's Day with four gunshot wounds. Police also stated that she had also suffered trauma from several severe blows to her head and that her skull had been crushed, as reported by Independent City Press.

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"There was lots of blood on the bat," one source was quoted as saying.

Local police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding Steenkamp's death, but so far have not released nay additional information regarding the investigation.

Initial reports stated that Steenkamp was planning a Valentine's Day surprise and could have mistakenly shot by Pistorius when she entered his home, according to CNN. In South Africa, many residents own guns in order to defend themselves against intruders; in this case, though, Steenkamp was possibly an innocent victim.

"There are witnesses and they have been interviewed this morning," police brigadier Denise Beukes told reporters outside Pistorius' home. "We are talking about neighbors and people that heard things earlier in the evening and when the shooting took place. At this stage he is on his way to a district surgeon for medical examination and will be appearing at the Pretoria Magistrate Court at 2 p.m. this afternoon."

 

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