Volume 31, Issue 2 (April 1986)

    Identification of the Murder Weapon by Intricate Patterned Injury Measurements

    (Received 8 April 1985; accepted 9 August 1985)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Critical studies of an intricate blunt force injury pattern in a brutal homicide led to the identification of the murder weapon. A 50-year-old male was bludgeoned to death in his apartment during a robbery allegedly engineered by his daughter. Careful measurements and overlay construction of the wounds relative to the magazine catch, lanyard ring, magazine chamber, and butt of a 32-caliber Eistegui Hermanos fibar (España) automatic pistol led to the conclusion that either the alleged weapon or one identical to it caused the fatal injuries.


    Author Information:

    Zugibe, FT
    Chief medical examiner, Rockland County, Rockland County Health Center, Pomona, NY

    Costello, JT
    Senior medical investigator, Rockland County Medical Examiner's Office, Pomona, NY


    Stock #: JFS12314J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12314J

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    Title Identification of the Murder Weapon by Intricate Patterned Injury Measurements
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