Oscar Pistorius murder charge: bloodied cricket bat 'central piece of evidence against him'
Aislinn LaingThe bat, which had “lots of blood” on it, is being tested by forensic scientists, according to reports in South Africa. If the blood is that of Miss Steenkamp, it would strengthen the prosecution case for premeditated murder, sources said. If it came from Pistorius, police would argue that the model used it to defend herself.
A post mortem examination on the body of the 29-year-old model revealed that, as well as bullet wounds to the head, arm, hand and hip, she suffered a fractured skull, the City Press newspaper reported.
Pistorius, 26, who faces a bail hearing on Tuesday, told an interviewer last year that he kept a cricket bat behind his door, along with a pistol by his bedside and a machinegun under his window.
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