Needles found in Pistorius bedroom
JOHANNESBURG (AP) —
Police say they found two boxes of testosterone and needles in the
bedroom of Oscar Pistorius' bedroom, but his defense lawyer says it was
an “herbal remedy” and not a banned substance.
Botha made the revelation in a bail hearing Wednesday after Pistorius
was charged with premeditated murder in the shooting death of Reeva
Steenkamp. Botha said police made the discovery but offered no further
Pistorius' lawyer Barry Roux said it was “not a steroid
and it is not a banned substance.” Roux says police “take every piece
of evidence and try to extract the most possibly negative connotation
and present it to the court.”
An International Paralympic
Committee spokesman says Pistorius was drug tested on Aug. 25 and Sept. 8
last year and both were negative.