Oscar Pistorius may have beaten Reeva Steenkamp with a cricket bat before shooting her

Was Steenkamp's skull crushed with bloodied cricket bat 'found' at Pistorius's house Horrific new claims about model's shocking death on Valentine's Day
South African police reportedly found a bloodied cricket bat at his homeAthlete's best friend claims Pistorius called him moments after shooting
Reeva Steenkamp, 29, had been dating Oscar Pistorious since November
She was shot dead on Valentine’s Day at his gated mansion in South Africa
'There is no hatred in our hearts' says model's father Barry SteenkampRumours about Springbok Francois Hougaard's friendship with Miss Steenkamp have been rubbished by the rugby player's agent

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Blade Runner: Pistorius ran in both the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics last year

Some in South Africa have speculated
about the nature of Miss Steenkamp’s friendship with Springbok rugby
player Francois Hougaard, and whether this played a part in the tragedy.

The 24-year-old was keen to distance
himself from such reports at the weekend. His agent said: ‘This whole
sad ordeal has got nothing to do with him.’

Last night Pistorius’s agent said he had withdrawn him from all planned races but insisted his sponsors were sticking by him.

The tragedy has also cast fresh light on Pistorius’s apparent attraction to danger and weaponry.

Tragic: Mr Steenkamp, a horse trainer, wept as he said he and his wife June were at 'a complete loss'

Miss Steenkamp's father Barry wept as he said he and his wife June were at 'a complete loss'

As well as owning a pistol and
machine gun, at the time of Miss Steenkamp’s death he reportedly had
seven outstanding firearm licence applications.

One was for same type of assault rifle used in the recent Sandy Hook school massacre in the US.

Pistorius, who was charged with
premeditated murder at a court appearance on Friday, spent the weekend
in a police cell ahead of a second hearing planned for tomorrow at which
his lawyers are expected to ask for bail.

Police say they will oppose the request.

VIDEO Pistorius' sister Aimee and agent visit him in the cells

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