A Case of Self-Inflicted Justice

    Volume 26, Issue 1 (January 1981)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1981

    Page Count: 6


    Rapert, BR
    Evidence specialist-investigator, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop E Headquarters, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

    Longwell, CR
    Criminalist and director, Southeast Missouri Regional Crime Laboratory, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

    Coombs, EA
    Chief deputy, Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department, Jackson, Mo.

    Briner, RC
    Criminalist and director, Southeast Missouri Regional Crime Laboratory, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

    (Received 26 March 1980; accepted 28 May 1980)

    Abstract

    A coordinated effort among the agencies represented by the authors resulted in satisfactory answers to several puzzling questions encountered during the investigation of a fatal shooting. Several investigative and analytical techniques were used to reach the final conclusion. Overall coordination of the investigation, along with the collection of items of evidence, was handled by the sheriff's department. The highway patrol photographed the scene, aided in taling statements, and ran polygraph examinations that eventually aided in verifying the validity of some of the statements. Analyses of the various items of evidence by the crime laboratory personnel helped in the determination of what had occurred.


    Paper ID: JFS11351J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11351J

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