Volume 38, Issue 2 (March 1993)

    The Meaning of an Accessory Projectile

    (Received 29 May 1992; accepted 5 August 1992)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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


    Stock #: JFS13432J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13432J

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    Title The Meaning of an Accessory Projectile
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30