Pistorius describes how he has used the cricket bat to break the bathroom door open
Oscar Pistorius has taken the stand during his bond hearing, covered earlier today. The athlete explains that he has shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake.Pistorius has described shooting through the bathroom door at someone he believed was a burglar. He claims Reeva's absence from their bed is what made him tear down the washroom door, fearing he might have hurt her.
"It filled me with horror and fear," the athlete says.
He details that not having his prosthetic legs on while hearing noises in the house prompted a fear-based reaction, and he has responded by opening fire.
He further describes coming back to the door with his prosthetic legs on and smashing it down. He recalls using the cricket bat believed to have been used to injure Reeva for the sole purpose of helping him break the lock door down and get her out.
As we mentioned before, Pistorius then picked up the model's body and carried her downstairs, as she was still breathing.
"She died in my arms," he adds.
According to CBS, the prosecution argues that the athlete has fired into the door and has forced it open knowing who was inside the bathroom, with a murderous intent.
"She couldn't go anywhere. You can run nowhere. It must have been horrific. [...] The motive is 'I want to kill,'" the prosecutor responds.
Meanwhile, evidence from his home may support the roid rage theory put forward by South African police. "Roid" or steroid rage occurs when athletes overdose on performance-enhancing drugs, developing uncharacteristically aggressive behavior.
The Sun quotes a law enforcement source revealing that steroids have been found in Pistorius' Pretoria mansion, along with evidence of alcohol abuse. Blood tests are set to determine whether or not the Olympian has been under their influence during the murder.
"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," the insider says.