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Oscar case: No signs Reeva was assaulted

Crime & Courts

Pretoria - Police said on Wednesday there were no signs that Oscar Pistorius physically assaulted his girlfriend before allegdly shooting her, after reports a bloodied cricket bat was found at the home of the track star.

Investigating officer Hilton Botha agreed during a bail hearing with defence lawyer Barry Roux, who said there were “no signs of an assault and no signs of her defending herself against an assault.”

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19/02/2013. Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria Magistrate Court were he appeared on a charge of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Picture: Masi Losi

Media reports at the weekend said investigators had found a bloodied cricket bat at Pistorius's luxury home in Pretoria where model Reeva Steenkamp was shot last Thursday. - AFP

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