Report: Reeva Steenkamp may have told Oscar Pistorius she was pregnant
A report from the National Enquirer says that police believe Reeva Steenkamp may have revealed to Oscar Pistorius that she was pregnant, leading to a fight between them that left her shot to death on Valentine’s Day.
Pistorius was granted bail last week but is still facing charges of premeditated murder. Pistorius has said that he thought Steenkamp, his girlfriend of three months, was an intruder in his home and that he shot her accidentally. Reports also say he tried to resuscitate her after she was shot.
Prosecutors are arguing that Pistorius murdered Steenkamp by shooting her four times after they had a fight. Reports have said that Pistorius may have been jealous over text messages Steenkamp supposedly traded with rugby player Francois Hougaard. The Enquirer is adding a new detail, saying that police believe she may have told Oscar she was pregnant.
“Police believe the pregnancy secret she revealed is what sent Pistorius over the edge and left her dead, with bullet wounds to the head, chest, pelvis and hand,” an insider close to investigation told The ENQUIRER.
“Police theorize that Pistorius was in a rage – possibly induced by the illegal steroids that were later recovered in his home – and bludgeoned Reeva with a cricket bat during a fierce argument,” said the source. “When police found the bat, there was lots of blood on it.
“Investigators believe Pistorius shot the young woman once while they were fighting.”
This theory also states that Steenkamp hid in the bathroom after getting shot once, and that Pistorius shot through the bathroom door three more times to kill her.
This is certainly a wild suggestion, and a lot of it hinges on whether you believe The Enquirer and its source. An autopsy would determine whether or not Steenkamp was pregnant.
At this point I find Pistorius’ story somewhat difficult to believe. If Steenkamp had spent the night in his room, why would he recklessly fire into the bathroom believing there was an intruder without checking to see where she was first?
This story has had an incredible amount of turns. Not only is Pistorius facing murder charges, but so are Pistorius’ brother and the case’s original prosecutor for cases that were recently reinstated.