- The Washington Times - Monday, February 18, 2013

A source close to the murder investigation of Oscar Pistorius said police found evidence of steroid use in the Olympic track star’s home.

“Steroid drugs were found at Pistorius‘ home together with evidence of heavy drinking,” according to the source, unnamed in a Sun report. “That’s why police have specifically ordered that he be tested for steroids.”

The Sun also reports the police discovery of a blood-stained cricket bat in his mansion.


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Police have planning to take blood samples from Mr. Pistorius to test for steroid use, the Sun reported, and are investigating whether he shot and killed his celebrity model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in a “roid rage,” the unnamed source said.

Ms. Steenkamp, who had just taken on a role in a reality television show, was killed by four gunshots on Valentine’s Day.

Investigators initially thought Mr. Pistorius — who is dubbed the “Blade Runner” and who made history by becoming the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics — shot and killed his girlfriend by accident.


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He’s claimed he thought she was an intruder.

Newser also reports Mr. Pistorius may have been unhappy in the leadup to the killing with Ms. Steenkamp’s ongoing friendship with rugby star Francois Hougaard.