Chief medical examiner, Rockland County, Rockland County Health Center, Pomona, NY
Senior medical investigator, Rockland County Medical Examiner's Office, Pomona, NY
(Received 8 April 1985; accepted 9 August 1985)
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.
Paper ID: JFS12314J