Unexpectedly homicide: Three intraoral gunshot wounds

C. Zietlow, D. A. Hawley

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Abstract

Determination of suicide as a manner of death can be a complex process. Whenever gunshot wounding is the cause of death, the anatomic clues useful for determining suicide versus homicide include wound location and range of fire. Contact intraoral gunshot wounds are much more frequently associated with suicide than with homicide. However, based on prosecuted cases, three of 66 consecutive cases of intraoral gunshot wounds were found to be homicides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-233
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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