In addition to finding a bloody cricket bat in the home of Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, authorities have also found illegal steroids.
The Olympian will now be tested for the banned substance, potentially in anticipation of a possible defense claim that Pistorius acted in "roid rage."
A source revealed to the UK gossip mag The Sun:
“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.”
It is not yet known whose blood was on the cricket bat, but forensic testing will be able to determine whose blood it was. Investigators believe that Pistorius, 26, may have bashed Steenkamp, 29, with the bat, or she may have used it to defend herself.
Steenkamp was declared dead shortly after 3am on Thursday morning at Pistorius' home in a well-guarded, gated community in the South African capital of Pretoria. The model had been found shot in the head, hand, hip, and arm. Her skull was also reportedly fractured. Pistorius was immediately arrested, and claimed that he mistook her for a burglar. Officers found a 9 mm pistol inside the home.