Police found a bloodied cricket bat in the home of the Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius, and believe he may have beat Reeva Steenkamp with it before shooting her to death in his South African home, the New York Post reported on Feb. 17.
Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee, gained fame and criticism when he was allowed to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games, running against able-bodied runners who claimed he had an unfair advantage because of the technologically advanced carbon fiber prosthetics.
The Olympian has been arrested and stands accused of murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. Police believe Pistorius either used the bat to attack Steenkamp or to break down the bathroom door where Reeva Steenkamp was hiding, or Steenkamp may have used the bat to defend herself against Pistorius. Police are investigating all three scenarios.
A source with inside knowledge of the case said, “There was lots of blood on the bat. Forensic tests will show whose blood it was.”
Reeva Steenkamp, 29, was using the bathroom when she was shot four times. One bullet hit her arm, another bullet hit her in the head and two more hit the model in the finger and in the hip. The shots were fired through a closed bathroom door.
Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius had been dating since November 2012. Steenkamp had also been linked romantically to a playboy rugby player. That relationship could have been the motive behind the murder.
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