Volume 46, Issue 4 (July 2001)

    An Unusual Case of Suicide by Means of a Pneumatic Hammer

    (Received 28 March 2000; accepted 8 September 2000)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    We describe an extraordinary case of a 49-year-old man who committed suicide by using a pneumatic hammer. As an industrial accident was initially assumed, difficulties in determining the manner of death are discussed. In addition, the ability to perform activity and evidence of a protracted agony in a situation of extensive cerebral destruction are considered. To our knowledge, no such case of suicide has ever been reported.


    Author Information:

    De Letter, EA
    Ghent University, Gent,

    Piette, MHA
    Ghent University, Gent,


    Stock #: JFS15078J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15078J

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    Title An Unusual Case of Suicide by Means of a Pneumatic Hammer
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