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[Simulation of attempted homicide by dog bite in unconscious state].

Authors
  • Grellner, W
  • Meyer, E
  • Fechner, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archiv für Kriminologie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1998
Volume
201
Issue
5-6
Pages
165–171
Identifiers
PMID: 9701751
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

It is reported on the unusual event of dog scavenging in an unconscious and intoxicated (alcohol) person. Due to the particular circumstances a case of attempted homicide was primarily suspected. Peculiarities of the case were a small dog (dachshund) as the responsible cause and the survival of the injured woman. Intensive and partly deep wounds due to scavenging were found on both shoulders/upper arms in nearly symmetrical order. Vomit from the dog could be assigned to the unconscious person by DNA typing. The typical morphological features of dog bites and injuries due to scavenging, respectively, and the possible motivation of the animal are discussed.

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