Things are still not looking good for Oscar Pistorius. A South African newspaper is reporting that a bloody cricket bat was found in the home of the athlete, and was used to smash the skull of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius was arrested for the murder of Steenkamp, allegedly shooting her four times from behind a bathroom door. Police had not yet announced that a bat was found but sources close to the investigation said the motive of Seeva being mistaken for a burglar has been completely ruled out. There is also said to be a strong case built against Pistorius.
The police are also investigating two more possibilities: that Steenkamp may have used the bat in self-defence, or that Pistorius used it to break down the toilet door behind which Steenkamp was hiding from him.
We can further reveal that police specifically requested that Pistorius' blood be tested for drugs and steroids.
Steenkamp's skull was “crushed” and police tests on the cricket bat and her body will reveal if the injuries were caused by blows to the back of her head.
“There was lots of blood on the bat. Forensic tests will show whose blood it was,” said a source with inside knowledge of the case.
City Press spoke to three sources close to the high-profile investigation, which has gripped the world's imagination. They all ruled out the possibility that Pistorius could have mistaken Steenkamp for an intruder. The police found no evidence of forced entry.
On Friday Pistorius appeared at a hearing to formally face murder charges. He broke down crying in his hands.
According to his lawyer, the Paralympic champion has been distraught over the incident, but conflicting reports paint him as a monster. Trish Taylor, mother of the 26-year-old's ex, Samantha Taylor, alluded to Pistorious's dark side. "I am so glad that Sammy is safe and sound and out of the clutches of that man,” she wrote online. “There were a few occasions where things could have gone wrong with her and his gun during the time they dated. My condolences to the family whose daughter has passed away. My heart breaks for you.”
Samantha dated Pistorius last year, and publicly bashed him after the split, saying in part that he was "not what people think he is."