Additionally police have reported that they have found a bloodied bat in Pistorius’ bedroom, and have established that the skull of Reeva Steenkamp had been crushed.
As well, there was evidence found of heavy alcohol consumption prior to the shooting that took place on Valentine’s Day at 3 am.
South African police continue to investigate whether the Paralympic champion known as ‘Blade Runner’ was engulfed with ‘roid rage,’ which is the side-effect of consuming large amounts of the drug, when he shot her.
Meanwhile, the bat, together with additional evidence – a 9mm gun, peculiar wound patterns on the body, a smashed bathroom door, reports of an earlier argument, and a 9mm pistol, have led the police to believe that their murder case against Pistorius is ‘rock solid’.
Reeva Steenkamp, 29, was found shot four times on Valentine’s at Pistorius’s luxury home on the edge of Pretoria.
Police have disregarded any speculation that the sprinter– who is known to keep a gun beside his bed and a machine gun near his bedroom window, mistook his girlfriend as an intruder.
Pistorius has been formally charged with premeditated murder, although his family says that he firmly denies it.
Yesterday it came out that Pistorius telephoned his good friend Justin Divaris shortly after he shot her – reportedly prior to emergency services being alerted – and told him: ‘There has been a terrible accident, I shot Reeva.’