Gateway murder trial

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There were bruises on both her right hand and around her right wrist, and third finger. On her left hand there were injuries to her third finger and thumb and scratches around her nailbeds. All consistent with defensive wounds.

Performed a pelvic exam – scratches to her externally. Consistent with blunt impact injuries. Could be consistent with consensual sex. She suspects Michelle may have been sexually assaulted but there is no conclusive evidence of sexual assault.

On her neck – she had multiple injuries, scratches and bruises. Consistent with asphyxia. Traumatic asphyxia – consistent with strangulation with hands, arm, or some other item.

Her brain was also swollen (consistent with lack of oxygen to the brain). Not consistent with accidental death or suicide.

Her cause of death – traumatic asphyxia and blunt head trauma.

Michelle’s death certificate entered into evidence. Exhibit 44.


Written by Melissa Hudson

October 6, 2008 at 10:40 am

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  1. whoever did this to her must be beat to death with a baseball bat


    April 17, 2011 at 4:20 am

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