The Meaning of an Accessory Projectile

    Volume 38, Issue 2 (March 1993)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Berryman, HE
    Assistant Professors of Pathology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

    Smith, OC
    Assistant Professors of Pathology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

    Symes, SA
    Assistant Morgue Director, Memphis, TN

    (Received 29 May 1992; accepted 5 August 1992)

    Abstract

    A previously expended pistol casing was removed from a gunshot wound after an apparent accidental shooting. Examination of this foreign body indicated it had ridden the bore ahead of the bullet. Further investigation disclosed this as a deliberate but ignorant means to load an already loaded weapon. The assailants then fired at a passerby and killed him. Disclosure of the foreign body by X-ray, recovery and examination at autopsy were used to corroborate the circumstances and allowed charges of criminally negligent homicide to be placed.


    Paper ID: JFS13432J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13432J

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