Published Online: 1 July 1977
Page Count: 14
Scientist, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Auckland,
(Received 19 October 1976; accepted 3 December 1976)
An important exhibit at a double murder trial was a 0.22-caliber, long-rifle, rim-fire cartridge case, which was found on microscopic examination to have been fired in the 0.22 pump-action rifle belonging to the accused. It was found at the scene, more than 18 weeks after the murders, buried approximately 50 mm below the surface of a garden.
Paper ID: JFS10636J