volume 13, issue 1, P25-29 2008
DOI: 10.17986/blm.2008131669
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Şerafettin Demirci, Kamil Hakan Doğan, Zerrin Erkol, Gürsel Günaydın, İdris Deniz

Abstract: In this paper, a 31-year-old male case whose death was due to a suicide originated injury from head with a blank cartridge gun is presented. The autopsy revealed a firearm wound demonstrating symptoms of contact shooting on the right temporal region, fractures in the squamous part of the right temporal bone, epidural and subarachnoidal hemorrhages and contusion in the right temporal lobe.As seen in our case, lethal injuries can be inflicted from contact or near-contact distance shootings by blank cartridge gu…

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