Wound Ballistics: An Analysis of a Bullet in Gel

    Volume 21, Issue 3 (July 1976)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1976

    Page Count: 9


    Bandyopadhyay, A
    Director and research fellow, Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Government of India, Calcutta-14,

    Jauhari, M
    Director and research fellow, Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Government of India, Calcutta-14,

    (Received 24 June 1975; accepted 24 November 1975)

    Abstract

    In a criminal investigation, it is often required to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the wounds inflicted on the body of a victim could be caused by a particular firearm-cartridge combination fired under a specified set of circumstances. Such a situation occurred in the John F. Kennedy assassination case. During the Warren Commission Inquiry [1], a question arose as to whether the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle (recovered from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository Building) and Western Cartridge Co. bullets and fragments (of the type recovered from Governor Connally's stretcher and in the Presidential limousine) were capable of causing the wounds inflicted on President Kennedy and Governor Connally. A scientific solution of this problem was obtained within the framework of wound ballistics by the scientists of the Wound Ballistics Branch of the U.S. Army Chemical Research and Development Laboratories at Edgewood Arsenal, Md.


    Paper ID: JFS10534J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10534J

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    Title Wound Ballistics: An Analysis of a Bullet in Gel
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