There are going to be some gory details after the click on “Read More”.  South African police have recovered a bloody cricket bat as a key piece of evidence in the case of Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Investigators have told Johannesburg’s “City Press” newspaper that Steenkamp’s skull was crushed and they are determining whether the bat was used for that, to bash in the door of the bathroom where she was hiding, or if she was using it to defend herself from Pistorious.

Police have also ruled out an intruder, or that Pistorius could have mistaken Steenkamp for one.  There was no sign of forced entry.

Reeva Steenkamp was on the cusp of advancing her media career, appearing in a South African reality television show following years of gracing the covers of magazines as a professional model.

Pistorius is the famous “Blade Runner”, an Olympic and Paralympic sprinter who runs on high-tech carbon fiber blades in place of his amputated feet.