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Pathologist at 'webcam murder' trial says York student died of neck compression

TORONTO - A pathologist told a York University student's murder trial Monday that she died from neck compression, going a step further than another pathologist who said he couldn't arrive at a definitive cause of death. The first pathologist listed Qian Liu's cause of death in April 2011 as unascertained, but said the best explanation is mechanical asphyxia, which could be caused by neck or chest compression or when the airways are otherwise blocked.

Autopsy results show boy, 10, was hit 'heavily and repeatedly" before he died

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Heavy and repeated blows bruised a 10-year-old boy's head, blackened his eye, cracked his rib and caused widespread internal bleeding in the moments before his death, Ontario's top forensic pathologist testified Wednesday. That "extensive blunt impact trauma" was the "primary fatal injury" in Shakeil Boothe's case, Dr. Michael Pollanen told a Toronto-area court.

Autopsy to be performed on fetus found in N.Y. teen's shopping bag

By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City medical examiner will perform an autopsy on Friday on a human fetus found inside the shopping bag of a teenage girl who was arrested on charges of shoplifting at a Victoria's Secret store in Manhattan, authorities said. The 17-year-old girl from Brooklyn was stopped by a security guard at the lingerie store on Thursday after she and a friend were suspected of stealing items from the racks.

Autopsy in Florida Facebook murder shows point-blank shots

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida man who confessed to fatally shooting his wife and posted pictures of her bloodied corpse on Facebook may have shot her several times at point-blank range, a medical examiner's report showed on Friday. The autopsy report is expected to be a key piece of evidence in the self-defense claim by Derek Medina, who told police he shot his 27-year-old wife, Jennifer Alfonso, multiple times after a verbal dispute turned violent and she began kicking and punching him with a closed fist.

US scientist's body may be exhumed

The body of an American scientist found hanged in Singapore last year may be exhumed to prove he was murdered, his father said in a statement Monday as hearings on the controversial case ended. The Singapore state coroner's verdict on whether Shane Todd, a 31-year-old electronics researcher, killed himself -- or was murdered, as his family maintains -- will be read in open court on July 8, officials said. "Based on my investigations, I believed that Shane did not commit suicide," Rick Todd, an airline pilot, said in a written statement read at the inquest.

Girl kills blackmailer boyfriend

A sixteen-year-old angry girl shot dead her boyfriend for allegedly cheating here on Monday. According to media reports, Bilal Colony’s resident Manthar and Yasmin were friends. Manthar was the friend of girl’s former fiancé but developed covert relations with her.Yasmin has no regret of killing her boyfriend as she alleged that he was cheating her and she punished him for that. Police have registered a case against Yasmin and arrested her with the weapon.

Bandits loot Rs1.4 million from bank

Bandits robbed Rs1.4 million with the help of bank security guard at Liberty Chowk, Tariq Road within the remits of Ferozabad police station. Police said that bandits barged into the bank with the help of security guard Sardar Gull before the arrival of bank staffers.Police said that four bandits held the staffers hostage on gunpoint as they reached to join duty and collected money without the fear of apprehension. Police said that bandits also took way the security cameras installed. Police registered a case on the complaint of bank manager Arif.

Father of three found dead

Unidentified men shot dead a father of three children in the Shafiqabad Area and escaped, police said on Monday.The deceased, later identified as Muhammad Rab Nawaz, a resident of Bagh Munshi Ladha, was on his way home from the workplace when unidentified men shot him dead in the Shafiqabad police limits and escaped. The police later reached the spot and removed the dead body to the morgue for autopsy. A murder case was also registered against unidentified killer(s).Further investigations were underway.

Violence gulps four more lives in Karachi

Four persons, including two policemen were killed in separate acts of violence here on Monday. Two traffic police personnel were killed and one injured when some unidentified armed culprits opened fire at police post at Lasbella in the limits of Jamshed Quarter police station.DSP Majeed Abbas said the incident occurred when four armed riders sprayed bullets at the Lasbella police post. As a result, he said victims Feroze and Shabbir died at spot while Riaz was injured.Bodies were moved to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy.

Autopsy shows Delhi rape suspect died from hanging: source

A post-mortem on a man suspected of leading the gang-rape of a student on a New Delhi bus last December has concluded he died by hanging, a person close to the case told AFP on Tuesday. Ram Singh, one of six men on trial over the assault which appalled India and sparked mass protests, was found dead in his cell in high-security Tihar Jail on Monday morning where he had been held since his arrest after the crime.
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