The authorities were not the first people that Oscar called immediately after shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Feb. 14, according to a new report. He made a phone call to his best friend, instead. Plus, a bloody cricket bat was found at the scene of the crime.
Oscar Pistorius called best friend Justin Divaris, sobbing after he realized he had shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead during the early hours of Feb. 14. And authorities allegedly found a bloody cricket bat at the scene of the crime — was it used to crush Reeva’s skull, or was she using it as self defense?
Oscar Confesses To His Friend
“Reeva had been shot,” Oscar said on the phone, UK’s Sunday People reports.
“I said to him, ‘What are you talking about? I don’t understand you,’” Justin told the paper. “He then repeated himself — ‘There has been a terrible accident, I shot Reeva.’”
After the phone call, Justin arrived at Oscar’s home, only to find it blocked off.
“It was very traumatic,” he said. “By the time we got there it was already a crime scene and we weren’t allowed in the house. But we could see Reeva through the door lying there covered in blankets and towels at the bottom of the stairs.”
“[Oscar] was totally incoherent and just kept saying, ‘My baba, I’ve killed my baba. God take me away,’” Justin continued. “It is so sad. I introduced Reeva to Oscar. She was a really good friend of mine too and actually had been a friend longer. … I don’t understand exactly what happened but the truth will come out.”
Reeva’s Family Has ‘No Hatred’ Toward Oscar
One person on Oscar’s side if Reeva’s father Barry Steenkamp, who spoke out to the UK’s Mail for the first time on Feb. 17, and expressed his grief over his daughter’s tragic death. He says the family has “no hatred” in their hearts toward Oscar.
“He must be going through things that we don’t know about,” Barry told the paper. “There is no hatred in our hearts.”
A Blood Cricket Bat Is Found At The Scene Of The Crime
A blood-spattered cricket bat is at the center of this investigation, according to a newspaper in South Africa.
Cops are unsure if the bat was used by Reeva in self defense or if Oscar used it in his attack, either by attacking Reeva or attempting to break down a door, TMZ reports.
The City Press says that Reeva’s skull was crushed in addition to the gunshot wounds. A source says, “There was lots of blood on the bat. Forensic tests will show whose blood it was.”
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