It keeps getting worse for South African runner Oscar Pistorius. The man known as “Blade Runner” has been accused of murdering his girlfriend and now there are reports that multiple banned substances were found in his home.
“Steroid drugs were found at Pistorius’s home together with evidence of heavy drinking. That’s why police have specifically ordered that he be tested for steroids,” a source close to the investigation told The Sun.
Police also discovered a blood-stained cricket bat in the Blade Runner’s mansion in Pretoria, South Africa — and evidence of heavy drinking before the 3am shooting.
Cops are now probing a theory that Pistorius may have blasted Reeva in an explosion of fury caused by the performance-boosting steroids.
They are investigating whether murder suspect Pistorius was in the grip of “roid rage” — a side-effect of high doses of the outlawed drugs.
Officers who searched the 26-year-old’s home after lover Reeva was killed in the bathroom are said to have found steroids. Blood samples taken from Pistorius are being tested for the drugs.
A blood-stained cricket bat was also found in the home and it appeared that Pistorius’ girlfriend had “smash wounds” to her head.
Pistorius initially claimed that he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder, but the latest evidence is damning. It looks like the trial will be an uphill battle for Pistorius, who has gone from inspirational hero to alleged murderer.
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