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Reports: bloody cricket bat found in Pistorius’s bedroom

Feb 18, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

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A South African newspaper is suggesting that a bloody cricket bat found at  the home of Oscar Pistorius last Thursday could be the key piece of evidence in the ongoing murder case.

The well-regarded City Press, citing sources close to the investigation, is reporting that police officers found the bat in Pistorius’s bedroom after being called to his house Thursday morning to investigate the murder of Pistorius’s girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

“There was lots of blood on the bat. Forensic tests will show whose blood it was,” said a source the paper claimed had inside knowledge of the case, but police are suggesting this information didn’t come from them.

The City Press also reports that Steenkamp’s skull was crushed and that Pistorius carried her downstairs to his foyer, where paramedics tended to her before she died last Thursday.

“Steenkamp was still breathing and Pistorius tried to resuscitate her in the foyer,” the report continued. “Paramedics and police arrived on the scene and, minutes later, she was declared dead.

“Steenkamp was wearing her nightie at the time. When the police inspected Oscar’s bedroom, they found her overnight bag and iPad on the floor. A holster for a 9mm pistol was found on Oscar’s side of the bed.”

Lastly, the paper alleges that Pistorius called a family member Thursday morning, but not the cops, who were alerted to the scene by the sprinter’s neighbor.

  1. florida727 - Feb 18, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    This guy’s life is probably over as he knows it. Based on the various reports written regarding this, it sounds as if first he hit her with a cricket bat, then when she went to hide from him in the bathroom he shot her through the door multiple times. Then realizing what he’d done, he carries her downstairs, so paramedics might try to save her life but NOT have access to where the beating/shooting took place. Who knows what would have happened had a neighbor not immediately called police.

    This is shaping up to be a bad situation for a gifted athlete. Her family must be devastated.

  2. virusgvr - Feb 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    They are gonna fry this guy alive!!

  3. whitdog23 - Feb 18, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    At least NBC Olympic talk is no longer calling him “Inspiring Olympian’

  4. flashlv - Feb 18, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Po little tink-tink!

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