All pretrial testimony continues in the Oscar Pistorius Para-Olympian bail hearing in South Africa, the defense contested all evidence the prosecution introduced. Of interest here is the police/prosecution testimony that anabolic steroids were found in the Pistorius abode, with needles. The defense countered the substance was "testo-compositum coenzyme" an herbal supplement.
For instance, the detective asserted that two boxes of testosterone and needles were found when officers searched Mr. Pistorius’s home in a gated community where his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model and law school graduate, was shot to death with four rounds fired through the closed door of a bathroom.
The prosecution did not accuse Mr. Pistorius of directly using or abusing the substance. Testosterone in various forms is among banned substances on the 2013 list of prohibited drugs for athletes issued by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
But Barry Roux, Mr. Pistorius’s defense lawyer, said the substance found at his client’s home did not figure among banned drugs.
It was “not a steroid and it is not a banned substance,” Mr. Roux said, accusing the police of taking “every piece of evidence and try to extract the most possibly negative connotation and present it to the court.”
Reuters messed up the name of the herbal supplement Pistorius is alleged to have in house:
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.
The supplement must be "Coenzyme-Compositum" By Heel. It contains these ingrediants:
Coenzyme compositum contains: Vitamin C D6; Vitamin B1 D6, Vitamin B2 D6, Vitamin B6 D6, Nicotins Kureamid D6; Acidum cis-aconiticum D8, Acidum citricum D8, Acidum fumaricum D8, Acidum a-ketoglutaricum D8, Acidum DL-malicum D8, Acidum succinicum D8, Baryum oxalsuccinicum D10, Natrium oxalaceticum D6, Natrium pyruvicum D8, Cystein D6, Pulsatilla D6, Hepar sulphuris D10, Sulfur D10, ATP (Adenosintriphosphat) D10, Nicotinamid-adenin-dinucleotid D8, Manganum phosphoricum D6, Magnesium oroticum D6, Cerium oxalicum D8, Coenzym A D8, a-Liponskure D6, Beta vulgaris rubra D4.
That doesn't seem all herbal to us. Furthermore, why hypodermic needles? Heel makes some homeopathic injectables, loaded with crap. Should be no problem discerning between an anabolic sterorids and the 'stuff' (like umbilical cord) in an injectable Heel product. (Or this product for spasms: Spascupreel:
Each 1.1 ml contains: Aconitum napellus 6X 2.2 mcl, Ammonium bromatum 4X 1.1 mcl, Colocynthis 4X 1.1 mcl, Atropinum sulphuricum 6X 1.1 mcl, Gelsemium sempervirens 6X 1.1 mcl, Magnesia phosphorica 6X 1.1 mcl, Veratrum album 6X 1.1 mcl, Passiflora incarnata 2X 0.55 mcl, Chamomilla 3X 0.55 mcl, Agaricus muscarius 4X 0.55 mcl, Cuprum sulphuricum 6X 0.55 mcl
There were many inconsistencies between defense and prosecution in testimony. Witnesses claim they heard shouting and fighting, the defense counters that the witness was 300 meters away. Pistorius said he was walking on his stubs, the forensics showed the bullet trajectories were down, indicating he had prostheses on. etc. etc.