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Elder homicide by unique combination of different mechanisms of asphyxia.

Pramanik P - Int J Appl Basic Med Res (2015 Jan-Apr)

Bottom Line: Elder homicide is a fatal outcome of elder abuse and neglect.Multifactorial homicidal asphyxia in an elderly man by combination of three different mechanisms is an uncommon incident.This following case demonstrates a very unusual murder of 74-year-old man in his own residence.

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Affiliation: Department of Legal Medicine, Ministry of National Security, Jamaica.

ABSTRACT
Elder homicide is a fatal outcome of elder abuse and neglect. Multifactorial homicidal asphyxia in an elderly man by combination of three different mechanisms is an uncommon incident. This following case demonstrates a very unusual murder of 74-year-old man in his own residence. Crime scene visit and postmortem examination revealed that the victim was killed by combined effect of ligature strangulation, traumatic asphyxia and smothering by plastic bag.

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Intramuscular hemorrhage in the chest muscle
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Figure 4: Intramuscular hemorrhage in the chest muscle

Mentions: On dissection, there was subcutaneous hemorrhage underneath the ligature mark in the neck muscle [Figure 3]. Airway and neck glands were congested. Hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage were intact. There were patchy hemorrhagic spots in the chest muscles over sternum and attaching with right and left costal margins [Figure 4]. Both lungs were highly congested with petechial hemorrhagic spots on the pleural and pericardial surface. The heart was 300 g in weight. Coronaries were calcified but not blocked. No intracranial hemorrhage or cranial fracture was noticed except scalp hematoma on the frontal area. All organs were congested. Histopathological examinations were mostly unremarkable except mild myocardial fibrosis. Toxicological tests were negative.


Elder homicide by unique combination of different mechanisms of asphyxia.

Pramanik P - Int J Appl Basic Med Res (2015 Jan-Apr)

Intramuscular hemorrhage in the chest muscle
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4318105&req=5

Figure 4: Intramuscular hemorrhage in the chest muscle
Mentions: On dissection, there was subcutaneous hemorrhage underneath the ligature mark in the neck muscle [Figure 3]. Airway and neck glands were congested. Hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage were intact. There were patchy hemorrhagic spots in the chest muscles over sternum and attaching with right and left costal margins [Figure 4]. Both lungs were highly congested with petechial hemorrhagic spots on the pleural and pericardial surface. The heart was 300 g in weight. Coronaries were calcified but not blocked. No intracranial hemorrhage or cranial fracture was noticed except scalp hematoma on the frontal area. All organs were congested. Histopathological examinations were mostly unremarkable except mild myocardial fibrosis. Toxicological tests were negative.

Bottom Line: Elder homicide is a fatal outcome of elder abuse and neglect.Multifactorial homicidal asphyxia in an elderly man by combination of three different mechanisms is an uncommon incident.This following case demonstrates a very unusual murder of 74-year-old man in his own residence.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Legal Medicine, Ministry of National Security, Jamaica.

ABSTRACT
Elder homicide is a fatal outcome of elder abuse and neglect. Multifactorial homicidal asphyxia in an elderly man by combination of three different mechanisms is an uncommon incident. This following case demonstrates a very unusual murder of 74-year-old man in his own residence. Crime scene visit and postmortem examination revealed that the victim was killed by combined effect of ligature strangulation, traumatic asphyxia and smothering by plastic bag.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus