Murder the Result of Various Injuries, 1898
Plate 15, Figure 101. Murder the Result of Various Injuries Inflicted with Different Instruments. On January 5th, at midday, B.K. , aged 38 years, after having been heard screaming, was found in her room lying in a pool of blood and dying. Beside her stood her lover, with a bloody carving knife in his hand....The evidence collectively considered justifies the assumption that the deceased was first felled with a flat-iron, and that as she lay prostrate upon the floor she was struck numerous additional blows with it; that at the same time her ribs were fractured by her chest being knelt upon or by her being kicked; that directly thereafter the injuries to the neck were produced by blows with the carving-knife; and that death resulted from hemorrhage. The culprit was condemned to death by hanging, but his sentence was commuted to imprisonment for life.
Eduard Ritter von Hofmann, M.D., Atlas of Legal Medicine, Philadelphia, chromolithograph; Artist A. Schmitson
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