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Testosterone found in Pistorius bedroom - S.Africa police

Last updated on: February 20, 2013 18:52 IST

South African police found two containers of testosterone and needles in the bedroom of Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, the lead detective in the murder investigation Warrant officer Hilton Botha said at his murder bail hearing on Wednesday.

Pistorius' defence team disputed Botha's reference to "testosterone", saying the substance was a legitimate herbal remedy called "testo-composutim co-enzyme".

Details on the makeup of testo-composutim co-enzyme were not immediately available but administering testosterone as an anabolic agent is banned at all times under World Anti-Doping Agency rules for sports people.

Pistorius, a double amputee dubbed "Blade Runner" because he raced on carbon fibre blades, sobbed uncontrollably as Botha presented his testimony about the death of Reeva Steenkamp, 29.

The law graduate and model was in the toilet of the athlete's home when she was shot dead.

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