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Bloodied cricket bat found in Oscar's home

2013-02-17 10:09

Pretoria – The latest development into the investigation surrounding the shooting death of model Reeva Steenkamp has centred on a bloodied cricket bat found in the home of her boyfriend and alleged attacker, Oscar Pistorius.

Eyewitness News reported that City Press alleged that the cricket bat was at the centre of the murder investigation against the star athlete.

Police were investigating two possibilities: that the cricket bat was used by Steenkamp to defend herself or that Pistorius used it to break down the bathroom door to get access to where Steenkamp was hiding.

According to police sources, the first shot was fired in the bedroom and that the other three were fired at her through the bathroom door.

A friend of Pistorius, Justin Divaris, told the Mirror Online that Pistorius had called him first after the shooting.

Divaris said Pistorius was shocked at his actions and was barely making sense over the phone.

Pistorius was said to break down frequently during his court appearance on Friday and family described his emotional state as “numb” with shock and grief.
 

Comments
  • bafana.ndlovu.9026 - 2013-02-17 10:16

    Guns and cricket bats should be banned

      bafana.ndlovu.9026 - 2013-02-17 10:32

      Kids were struck by lighting because of cricket bats and now this

      ClassWarTrotsky - 2013-02-17 10:44

      Ha ha nice one Bafana!

      bafana.ndlovu.9026 - 2013-02-17 10:49

      Even the names of cricket bats incite violence - guns and more

      aspruyt - 2013-02-17 10:51

      bafana.ndlovu: Hahaha, good one =) Nice to enjoy your humour for once.

      travis.vermaak - 2013-02-17 11:07

      Ban cricket bats and guns! Only traditional weapons allowed! Stuff logic!

      ClassWarTrotsky - 2013-02-17 11:15

      Not to mention SS Schimitar

      preshen.govender.3910 - 2013-02-18 08:21

      Guns and cricket bats do not kill people . People kill people

  • magoro.mags - 2013-02-17 10:16

    The oscar story is gettin tired

      msika.bopha.9 - 2013-02-17 10:23

      I think it's getting more and more intresting.

      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-02-17 10:44

      So stop following it.

      malcolm.molver - 2013-02-17 10:48

      You have a choice to follow it or not follow it. So make a decision dumb@ss

      IantheJ - 2013-02-17 16:07

      THEN LOG OFF!

      preshen.govender.3910 - 2013-02-18 08:21

      STFU

  • charlietlo - 2013-02-17 10:17

    and when was this bat found?

      lownabester - 2013-02-17 10:43

      It was found the same day, are you not reading the news, My goodness it was in plain sight, and off course not everything is given to the media.

      flyswat - 2013-02-17 11:00

      If you watch the Police press release video, the lady says that they will be opposing bail for reasons she cannot disclose. I reckon this would be the reason.

  • rinalouise2 - 2013-02-17 10:17

    Hy moet kry wat hy verdien!!!

  • zed.max.52 - 2013-02-17 10:17

    Why not wait for the investigation to be completed, too many scenarios here!

      jay.kganyago.5 - 2013-02-17 22:26

      Innocent until proven guilty. He did shoot her, but we do not know if it was an accident. The court must decide. We still have no motive. Why throw his life away? Makes no sense. Or was this "roid rage"? Hope they test for steroids.

  • leila.monroe - 2013-02-17 10:17

    Flippen hell this man is sick in his head! Lock the bastard up forever!!!! #JusticeForReeva

      black.grimreaper.1 - 2013-02-17 10:24

      To everyone he was this god. Boy Wonder with an awesome tale of courage. Pity no one wanted to see his dark side. If you think you are larger than life, you are almost certain of disappointment.

      mapepaki - 2013-02-17 10:27

      Ooooops, another judge and jury.

      petronel.wit - 2013-02-17 15:39

      He was not a god. The public made him one. He did not hide his dark side, trust me, people chose not to see it. The media should stop with all of this hearsay tell-tale stories and wait for the proper evidence and trial.

      petronel.wit - 2013-02-17 15:41

      http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Why-are-we-so-angry-with-Oscar-20130217

      jay.kganyago.5 - 2013-02-17 22:27

      @leila Innocent until proven guilty, there is no justice without that principle

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2013-02-17 10:18

    What about him hitting her with the bat? Wouldn't that be another possibility?

  • athalia.maabane - 2013-02-17 10:19

    What surfaces about the story is getting sadder and sadder by day. But still i remain non judgemental.

  • john.botges - 2013-02-17 10:19

    Good. He's going to rot in jail the psycho swine

  • cynthia.biljoen - 2013-02-17 10:19

    OMG!!!! Guilty until proven innocent in my eyes now!!!

      abubakr.karan.9 - 2013-02-17 10:23

      I'm with you there now,was willing to give him benefit of doubt but this latest news is too shocking for words!

      cynthia.biljoen - 2013-02-17 10:31

      I figured that the State had a good case against him that was why they charged him with premeditated murder, but this is too shocking for words. I guess the psychologists will get in on this now and tell us all about his troubled childhood and why he snapped!

      lownabester - 2013-02-17 10:45

      Gerrie will not make a fool of himself, he will go for Oscar, I am on Reeva side and her poor family.

      cynthia.biljoen - 2013-02-17 10:51

      Police sources close to the investigation said Reeva's skull had been "crushed"."There was lots of blood on the bat," Oscar,how can you defend your actions ??

  • commentator.commentator - 2013-02-17 10:20

    This just gets worse... a sweet life taken by someone who is plainly f---d in the head , and we are supposed to have sympathy when the crocodile tears are shed.

      joe.smit.549 - 2013-02-17 11:16

      Agreed. What's to judge. He obviously killed her, and irrespective of the reason, had no right to take her life.....

  • abubakr.karan.9 - 2013-02-17 10:20

    Wtf!my head is reeling.

  • sandy.m.roman2 - 2013-02-17 10:22

    We can only hope that the truth will come out during the trial. There is so much speculation in this case.

  • shaun.duplooy.92 - 2013-02-17 10:23

    aaai, this is soo sad, wish everybody would stop. Reeva was a great person, let her rest and her family grief. Oscar has made our country proud in the past, let him do it again. He has said it was a mistake, and apologized, let everyone just carry on

      ClassWarTrotsky - 2013-02-17 10:48

      Yeah, let him off the hook for murder because he is a bad-sport cripple. Just calling it like it is.

      commentator.commentator - 2013-02-17 10:48

      Would you accept the apology and just get on with your life if it was your daughter?

      Gideon.Viljoen - 2013-02-17 10:49

      You don't make sense??? Kill, apologize, lets move on???

      matomemoses.sebokane - 2013-02-17 10:49

      U dont shoot sum1 with four bullets and say it was a mistake

      shaun.duplooy.92 - 2013-02-17 11:11

      Guys, you miss the whole point. When Oscar was on top we all cheered, let's show him and Reeva the same respect. We still need heroes for our kids, otherwise who will they look up to. His is obviously sorry, let his and Reeva's family live on.

      nitatjie007 - 2013-02-17 11:38

      Shaun, seriously, let's carry on? He killed his gf in cold blood! Sure I have respect for his accomplishments but that's where it ends. He represented SA, he represented you and ME! My kids looked up to this man, no way I'm teaching my kids to kill someone and apologise and carry on?! WTF? What is the difference between him and the men who killed Anene Booysen??? NOTHING...they are murderers and has to pay the price for thei crimes

      sandy.rushmer - 2013-02-17 12:00

      yeah right, just forgive a psycho for murder and let him out to carry on with his life!!!!! I hope none of your loved ones ever get murdered by "mistake"......wonder how you'll react then???? some people are so dumb it's almost a sin that they are even allowed to comment in public!!!

      malcolm.james.macleod - 2013-02-17 21:41

      The mental contortions some people will go through to try defend the made up image of an athlete they used to like (just because he can run fast) rather than confront the fact that they were wrong about him and he wasn't the man they though he was is simply astounding. Shaun, what you are saying here defies all logic, disgusting, face up to reality already.

      mark.drews.14 - 2013-02-17 23:43

      @malcolm.james.macleod: Yes, it's all an extreme case of cognitive dissonance.

  • miandra.vanzyl - 2013-02-17 10:25

    Seems OJ Simpson and Oscar = BLOOD BROTHERS! My heart is weeping for Reeva!

  • mapepaki - 2013-02-17 10:25

    And so the plot thickens.

  • barend.barney.schwab - 2013-02-17 10:26

    The shocking thing about this whole mess is that people are saying poor oscar, what about Reeva and her family, my opinion satnds, the man is as guilty as the come, let us hope that it is not a o.j case where he walks free

  • aaliyha.ceresa - 2013-02-17 10:26

    Story finally comes together !!! The truth is already out ther its up to the dumb peopel to stop defending oscar !!! He muredered her now he should rot in jail just like every other crimainal !!!

      shaun.duplooy.92 - 2013-02-17 10:28

      aaai, this is soo sad, wish everybody would stop. Reeva was a great person, let her rest and her family grief. Oscar has made our country proud in the past, let him do it again. He has said it was a mistake, and apologized, let everyone just carry on

      shaun.duplooy.92 - 2013-02-17 10:36

      @clinton, it was self defense, he thought that it was an intruder. yes he made a mistake, it was actually his GF, but we all need to defend ourselves until the police start doing their job. Oscar is a role model for many kids sending him to jail will give a bad message. Let him practice for Rio

      john.parkerwood.9 - 2013-02-17 10:43

      Shaun, could there be someone more naïve than you? I think not. He says it was a mistake, so we should just believe him. What a joke. Where were you raised? In wonderland? Are you 5 years old?

      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-02-17 10:45

      Does this means that the SAPS is actually finally doing their job?

      ClassWarTrotsky - 2013-02-17 10:51

      @Clinton I agree, the dumbest comment on News24 for a while, and that is against some pretty stiff competition.

      john.parkerwood.9 - 2013-02-17 10:58

      The SAP do a fantastic job a lot of the time...the media just don't report on it, or people don't read about it, as it doesn't involve a sports star.

      shaun.duplooy.92 - 2013-02-17 11:14

      you guys are all looking through the same hole, a very very small hole. He did not mean to shoot her, he thought is was a thief. Was he supposed to wait and see who the thief was? .. What if the thief has a AK, they they would both be dead

      lizonia.stellenberg - 2013-02-17 11:34

      I guess murderers don't rot in jail no more they come out in 15-20years time and get lots of degrees while in there.

  • Kwanele Mzwanele Masoka - 2013-02-17 10:28

    First shot fired inside the bathroom and three through the bathroom door from outside, and there is a cricket bat involved somewhere somehow... This doesn't look good for one of my favourite star athletes. Me thinks the intention to kill and cover up was there.

      Ruppersberg - 2013-02-17 10:34

      Stop copying and pasting your comment shaun. We have read it the first time.

      gary.doyle.520 - 2013-02-17 10:36

      Kwanele I think you read wrong. The source says the first shot was fired inside the bedroom, not the bathroom.

  • Kalibanache - 2013-02-17 10:30

    I appreciate us a getting an explanation of why four shots were fired, It was clearly an act of total madness... Poor lady and now poor him... A total bugger up...

      ClassWarTrotsky - 2013-02-17 10:51

      Not poor him.

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2013-02-17 10:31

    the plot thickins, keep digging. that boy is going down.

  • TOM CARRINGTON - 2013-02-17 10:31

    another documentry for infamous murders

      june.davids - 2013-02-17 11:20

      The Valentines Day Murder.

  • TOM CARRINGTON - 2013-02-17 10:32

    another documentry for infamous murders

  • Ntshobs - 2013-02-17 10:33

    This dude was determined, he made sure she didn't live to tell & his family are not making it any better by their big mouths. If I was in their shoes I wouldn't talk to the media, soon they will run out ammunition as daring evidnce is starting to ome out in the open.

  • mavis.mosime - 2013-02-17 10:35

    another scandal from an athlete who has represented the country optimumly....then this comes up!..whats wrong?...I'm patrified nevertheless hope this serves as a lesson for all especially ladys

      petronel.wit - 2013-02-17 15:53

      hhttp://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Why-are-we-so-angry-with-Oscar-20130217

  • hamid.chikureni - 2013-02-17 10:35

    Its now clear he is a killer dangerous to the community he must roat in jail

      ClassWarTrotsky - 2013-02-17 10:52

      Roatten to the core.

  • matvee111 - 2013-02-17 10:36

    how horrid...

  • rikhoula.joy - 2013-02-17 10:36

    Jah let the story unfold, there is more to this killing,Oscar must answer, i think he went mad

      celesteworship - 2013-02-17 10:40

      I also think he discovered something that angered him and could not control his actions now he regrets it. But hey, on Oscar will know. We can only speculate.

      petronel.wit - 2013-02-17 15:52

      http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Why-are-we-so-angry-with-Oscar-20130217

  • avril.booysen.967 - 2013-02-17 10:40

    As news comes out in drips and drabs opinions will surely change, don't jump the gun.

      petronel.wit - 2013-02-17 15:52

      http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Why-are-we-so-angry-with-Oscar-20130217

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2013-02-17 10:40

    Ok, here is my theory. They argue in the bedroom. Pistol Pete loses it, clobbers her with a cricket bat against the head. She goes down and he grabs the pistol to finish her off. She recovers, gets to her feet and flees to the bathroom. He gets one shot off and hits her before she leaves the bedroom. She makes it to the bathroom and has time to shut the door. He then fires the other shots through the bathroom door fatally injuring her.

      Tamz van Aswegen - 2013-02-17 10:52

      i agree with your theory! he definitely knew who he was shooting and he did it intentionally!

      anita.mcgill.90 - 2013-02-17 11:13

      I really hope that's not true. So cruel :(

      petronel.wit - 2013-02-17 15:51

      http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Why-are-we-so-angry-with-Oscar-20130217

  • tshepokealogile - 2013-02-17 10:40

    Tough times indeed

  • zahierm - 2013-02-17 10:40

    There is no way that Pistorius will survive this...the damage, even if by some miracle, he gets off, is irreparable! He's in a helluva lot of trouble if you ask me!

      petronel.wit - 2013-02-17 15:51

      http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Why-are-we-so-angry-with-Oscar-20130217

  • achaava - 2013-02-17 10:41

    4.7 milion dollarz in sponsors and u stil wana own a gun? Wtf! I wil never sympathise with ths murderer! A life was lost, a young vibrant one that spent her last few mins of valentines fightng 4 her life, if ths was up 2 the ppl, he wud be lynched by now, mistake my foot, a mistake doesnt involve such a mess, wrong choices were mad nd ths guy must face the consequences....

  • timothy.crowley.14 - 2013-02-17 10:44

    The more Oscars PR team paint pretty pictures of him relative to the facts, the more damage it does to public opinion of him. Deceit come to mind!

      petronel.wit - 2013-02-17 15:51

      http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Why-are-we-so-angry-with-Oscar-20130217

  • mluleki.simelane - 2013-02-17 10:50

    Maybe the ANC made him do it, right? I mean everything wrong in this Country is blamed on the ANC

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2013-02-17 10:56

      I think it is apartheid, if not then i am sure it is the devil, there can be nothing else.

      Michele Klemp - 2013-02-17 10:59

      Be respectful to her parents and family and keep your inane comments to yourself *sigh*

  • peanutcluster - 2013-02-17 10:50

    My heart and prayers go out to Reeva's family and friends. This is a traumatic time for all of us who put Oscar on a pedestal.

      petronel.wit - 2013-02-17 15:50

      http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Why-are-we-so-angry-with-Oscar-20130217

  • Tamz van Aswegen - 2013-02-17 10:50

    in my eyes he is guilty! as if rich celebrities haven't murdered their wives or girlfriends before!! he shot rot in prison!!!! the evidence pretty much sounds like he hunted her down from the bedroom to the bathroom. she was hiding for her life in there! forensics never lie! give him life sentence without bail!

      petronel.wit - 2013-02-17 15:50

      http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Why-are-we-so-angry-with-Oscar-20130217

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-02-17 10:51

    What else are we going to hear?.

  • motho.batho.98 - 2013-02-17 10:51

    It is getting messy!

  • lynda.pitcher.1 - 2013-02-17 10:52

    I so wanted to believe it was all just a horrible accident.....but the story gets worse n worse, I wonder if he was abusing steroids?

      peanutcluster - 2013-02-17 10:59

      I think he killed her in an act of rage triggered by his narcissistic tendencies and fueled by a lethal cocktail of steroids and alcohol!

  • sharron.forsyth - 2013-02-17 10:53

    Media is the Judge and the people that believe everything they read in the print are the jury! "According to police sources, the first shot was fired in the bedroom and that the other three were fired at her through the bathroom door." These sources need to be brought to account for revealing information to the media. Lets just say, the sources pockets are lined with notes. Any official statement from the police would certainly have the name of the source attached! Let the courts decide if he is innocent or guilty, altgough, any future juror will be well informed by now and will have made their minds up already.

      petronel.wit - 2013-02-17 15:50

      http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Why-are-we-so-angry-with-Oscar-20130217

      malcolm.james.macleod - 2013-02-17 22:08

      The SA legal system does not make use of a jury Sharron, so there is no need to worry about future jurors...

  • ANASKA - 2013-02-17 10:54

    This beautiful lady died in the most evil way - I felt sick to my stomach when i read this article - It is not enough that he SHOT HER 4 TIMES!!He stoop even lower by using a cricket bat!! He is as QUILTY, FULL STOP!!

      ClassWarTrotsky - 2013-02-17 11:17

      QUILTY? Stop making blanket statements!

      petronel.wit - 2013-02-17 15:49

      http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Why-are-we-so-angry-with-Oscar-20130217

  • peter.mokoena.31 - 2013-02-17 10:54

    With so much talks of high profile spin doctors, publicist,lawyers hope justce will be served and truth will come out. Hope money won't count as it was the case with O.J. We need self respecting man in our society, to protect women and children, if Oscar does not fit the profile, let him pay his price.

  • Zahir - 2013-02-17 10:54

    Guilty

  • teddy.beer.319 - 2013-02-17 10:55

    If it was the Reeva who killed Oscar, would your opinion be different? He killed her. We all know that. Why and how are the questions still needing answers.

      sharron.forsyth - 2013-02-17 11:08

      Prosecutors just have to prove their premeditation charge!

  • gerriev3 - 2013-02-17 10:58

    Sorry oscar but you got bowled out ,cricket is not for you rather stick to running you will need it soon in prison

  • grace.andtruth.77 - 2013-02-17 10:58

    Key words : 'city press ALLEGED...' Maybe they ran out of new stories? Don't believe everything read in a newspaper until an official statement has been made by the investigators!

  • dante.schoeman - 2013-02-17 10:59

    He is just crying in court because he know what will happen to him in jail.

  • Edison Nyamayaro - 2013-02-17 11:00

    guilty attention seeking bum , attacking defenseless female . too bad blades are contraband in jail

      Bob - 2013-02-17 21:08

      That's quite enough now Wit...

  • Clapmen - 2013-02-17 11:01

    :(