Suicide by Snake Venom Injection

    Volume 25, Issue 4 (October 1980)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1980

    Page Count: 5


    Tu, AT
    Graduate student and professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins,

    Garriott, JC
    Chief toxicologist and medical examiner, Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, Tex.

    Yadlowski, JM
    Graduate student and professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins,

    Norton, LE
    Chief toxicologist and medical examiner, Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, Tex.

    (Received 25 April 1980; accepted 9 May 1980)

    Abstract

    A case of apparent suicide by injection of snake venom was investigated. Evidence found at the scene and presumably used for self-injection was positive for nonspecific venom but had the characteristics of a viper venom.


    Paper ID: JFS11290J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11290J

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    Title Suicide by Snake Venom Injection
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