March 17, 2014 |
Federal prosecutors intend to enter autopsy photos of the three Boston Marathon victims into evidence, but they want bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to see only the pictures that will be used in his trial. On Monday, prosecutors asked a federal judge in Boston to grant a protective order that would bar Tsarnaev, 20, from looking at any autopsy photos of bombing victims Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard and Lingzi Lu unless the images are entered into the court record. Tsarnaev is eligible for the death penalty if he is convicted in the April 15 attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260. He has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges, including the use of a weapon of mass destruction.
March 10, 2014 |
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius bent over in his seat and retched violently at his murder trial Monday as a pathologist graphically detailed the wounds that killed the double-amputee Olympic runner's girlfriend. It was by all appearances a harrowing day for Pistorius, who is accused of the premeditated murder of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year. Earlier, during a court break, he was hunched over and deeply upset, with his sister, Aimee, and brother, Carl, hugging him. Steenkamp was staying at the athlete's house on the night of the killing.
March 10, 2014 |
PRETORIA, South Africa - Athlete Oscar Pistorius used expanding bullets that mushroom on impact and cause maximum tissue damage when he shot his girlfriend to death, a pathologist testified Monday in a South African court. One of those bullets penetrated Reeva Steenkamp's head and broke up in her brain, causing a catastrophic injury, and another hit her right hip, shattered a hip bone and broke into small pieces in her body, said pathologist Gert Saayman, who conducted the autopsy.
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February 26, 2014 |
The autopsy for a Grammy-award winning art director killed when a car driven by Salma Hayek's brother crashed found that the passenger died from the impact of the collision. Ian Cuttler Sala, 43, of New York died of multiple traumatic injuries from Sunday's crash, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Coroner's officials ruled the wreck an accident, but Los Angeles police said excessive speed and the winding road may have been factors. Sami Hayek, 40, was driving a Ford GT supercar in Beverly Crest on Sunday afternoon when he lost control on a curvy stretch of Sunset Boulevard near Mapleton Drive, crossed into the westbound lanes and collided with a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.
February 5, 2014 |
Philip Seymour Hoffman died Sunday from an apparent drug overdose, but the wait for an official cause of death isn't over: The autopsy conducted on his body didn't tell the tale clearly, and toxicology tests are still pending. A spokeswoman from the New York City medical examiner's office explained it Wednesday to Nation Now . "Our examination has been concluded but the results are inconclusive," Julie Bolcer told The Times. "We are awaiting results and additional studies. " The screen and stage actor was found dead in his New York City apartment with a syringe in his left forearm and drug paraphernalia nearby.
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January 3, 2014 |
“Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker and his friend were traveling at more than 100 mph when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT in which they were riding crashed, killing them both, according to a Los Angeles County coroner's report released Friday. The limited-production sports car was in the No. 1 lane on Hercules Street in Santa Clarita on Nov. 30 when Walker's friend, Roger Rodas, lost control of the vehicle, officials said. The autopsy report is the first time authorities have estimated speeds for the Porsche or detailed any of vehicle's movements. DOCUMENTS: Read the autopsies The vehicle was eastbound when skid marks show it went out of control, spun around, hit the southern sidewalk and smashed the driver's side of the car into a tree and light post, according to the coroner's report.