Homicide by Intravenous Injection of Naphtha

    Volume 30, Issue 1 (January 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1985

    Page Count: 5


    Poklis, A
    Associate professor, Forensic and Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

    Case, MES
    Associate professor, St. Louis University School of Medicine, City of St. Louis, MO

    Ann Mackell, M
    Chief toxicologist, Office of the Medical Examiner, St. Louis County, St. Louis, MO

    (Received 5 April 1984; accepted 4 June 1984)

    Abstract

    A case of homicide by the intravenous injection of Energine®, a petroleum distillate spot remover, is presented. This case is the only known homicide committed with naphtha. This elderly man had severe natural disease in addition to chest trauma sustained in the assault leading to death; however, the rapid injection of approximately 25 mL of Energine was the overwhelming cause of death.


    Paper ID: JFS10982J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10982J

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