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Citation

Grimm U, Zollinger U. Arch. Kriminol. 1996; 197(3-4): 89-96.

Vernacular Title

Steckschuss oder Durchschuss? Reentry eines Projektils bzw. Pseudoausschuss.

Affiliation

Institut für Rechtsmedizin Universität Bern.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1996, Verlag Schmidt-Romhild)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

8687277

Abstract

In an extended suicide an 11-year-old boy was killed by two shots into the back. In spite of corresponding entry and exit points one of the projectiles was found inside the body. By laying open the respective bullet track, examination of the deformations of the bullet, on which a total of three ricochet points were identified, and a second visit to the scene both the order in which the shots were fired and the reason why one of the projectiles was lodged inside the body, although there was an exit point, could be clarified: On firing the second shot the victim had been lying on the wooden threshold of a door, from which the projectile ricochetted. The terms "reentry" and "pseudo exit point" are discussed. The retention of the bullet in the depth of an alleged exit wound emphasizes the importance of post-mortal X-ray examinations.


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