Oscar Pistorius Murder Investigation — Bloody Cricket Bat Found at Scene

0217_Oscar-Pistorius_gettyA blood-spattered cricket bat is now the center of the investigation into the shooting death of Oscar Pistorius” model girlfriend … this according to a newspaper in South Africa.

Cops are unsure if the bat was used by Reeva Steenkamp in self-defense or if Pistorius used it in his attack — either directly hitting Steenkamp with it or in an effort to break down a door.

The City Press, a paper in South Africa, says that Steenkamp”s skull was crushed in addition to the gunshot wounds. The City Press quotes a source as saying, “There was lots of blood on the bat. Forensic tests will show whose blood it was.”

Pistorius is due back in court next week.