The initial investigations undertaken at the scene in Oscar Pistorius’ home following the Valentine’s Day shooting death of the Olympic track star’s girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, turned up some needles and a substance the prosecutors in the case against Pistorius claimed to be steroids, a substance banned for use by athletes.
Today, according to USA Today, that substance was identified; and it wasn’t the testosterone or steroids that some theorized might have induced Pistorius to kill his girlfriend while in a fit of “roid rage.”
Turns out, the substance discovered in Pistorius’ bedroom was identified as Testis compositum, an herbal remedy used "in aid of muscle recovery."
A product called Testis compositum is also marketed as a sexual enhancer, good for lack of stamina. Some online retailers advertise oral and injectable forms as testosterone boosters.
Pistorius’ defense team went on record last week as saying that the substance found in the double amputee’s bedroom was definitely not testosterone or a similar substance banned for use by athletes.
Eventually, prosecutors withdrew their claim that the substance was testosterone, and instead requested that the substance be sent to the lab for testing and identification.
Confirmation of the substance being Testis compositum came today from Lunice Johnston, spokesperson for the Pistorius family.
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