Police: Testosterone, Needles Found at Pistorius’ Home
South African police say they found two boxes of testosterone and needles in the bedroom of Oscar Pistorius, who has been charged with premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
In the second day of a bail hearing in Pretoria, prosecutors began detailing Wednesday why they are charging Pistorius with premeditated murder in the death of model Reeva Steenkamp.
A detective testified that Pistorius is a flight risk and shouldn’t be granted bail after the shooting on Feb. 14. The testimony raises the possibility that the double amputee might have been using performance-enhancing drugs. Pistorius, 26, is the first double amputee sprinter to run at the Olympics and is also a Paralympic medalist.
Defense lawyer Barry Roux said the substance was an “herbal substance,” which was not a steroid and not a banned substance.
Earlier, South African prosecutors said a witness heard “non-stop shouting” at the athlete’s home before shots were fired, the BBC reported.