what would her exact cause of death have been. Thanks so much for the information. Would a punctured heart have been a heart attack? Would she have even known what occurred?
so when you say she might have lived seconds, that would not have been seconds where she was aware or felt pain? Would she have been in instant shock?
definitely helped. May i ask you another question about a different crime? I can start again with a new payment.
for sure, but how do i ask you another?
oh i see, i thought when i rated you, it would shut this down. So is a heart hit by a bullet ever not catastrophic? could it have been glancing or a nick?
OK, cool, so another case, a woman was beaten and ultimately killed with a report of "traumatic asphyxiation due to neck compression". Her collar bone and jaw were fractured before her death, and her jaw was labeled as "severely fractured." Would traumatic asphyxiation refer to strangulation? could you think of any other kind of attack that might cause the medical examiner to use that label as cause of death? How long would that death potentially have taken? perhaps too many unknown variables, but I was curious. thanks again.
i have heard that strangulation can take minutes to complete and is not like they show in tv and movies. Would this be similar in that regard? would it be possible to break the jaw while strangling? Thanks so much.
so the broken jaw would have to come from a punch or kick. Would it be hard to cause that injury if the man was much larger then the woman? Could one punch do it? What would the injury look like, and would it be obvious? Cause lots of blood?
the label was "sever fracture of the mandible" or something to that affect. So im guessing it had to be pretty serious, but I dont know if that might mean it was literally crooked or bone showing, like if you break you arm. Would it be really painful? There was a report of lots of blood at the scene where the body was, but maybe the blood came from the "strangulation" Im still a little unclear why the medical examiner used the term " traumatic asphyxiation due to neck compression" and what they may have meant, as they clearly implied strangulation in the report, but maybe its something like you mentioned where the chest was actually compressed and did not allow for normal breathing and the person died.
oh yes, that helps. is the term traumatic a scientific/medical term with s strict definition, or is it being used in the casual sense, like a lay person would say something was traumatic? Would the time to death still be minutes and require great force and conviction? Could it happen accidentally?