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Substance found in Pistorius’ bedroom ‘herbal remedy’

  • by RUSSELL JACKSON
 

Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have identified the substance found in his bedroom after he shot dead his girlfriend as
Testis compositum.

Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have identified the substance found in his bedroom after he shot dead his girlfriend as Testis compositum.

They say it is a herbal remedy used “in aid of muscle recovery”. A product called Testis compositum is also marketed as a sexual enhancer good for lack of stamina. Some online retailers advertise oral and injectable forms as testosterone boosters.

South African police say they found needles in Pistorius’s bedroom along with the substance, which they initially named as testosterone.

Prosecutors later withdrew that and said it had been sent for laboratory tests.

A Pistorius family spokeswoman said the athlete’s lawyers had confirmed that the substance was Testis compositum.

In court last week, Pistorius’s defence lawyer, Barry Roux, said the substance was not banned by sports authorities, but it had been unclear what it was.

 
 
 

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