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Homicidal Hanging.

Vieira, Duarte Nuno M.D.; Pinto, António Evaristo M.D.; Oliveira Sá, Fernando M.D., Ph.D.

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Abstract

We report a case of homicide by hanging of a 29-year-old woman that was committed by her husband, who nearly escaped from justice. We offer some reflections on the rarity of this method of mechanical asphyxia in cases of homicide, and on the difficulties in the diagnosis of the medico-legal etiology of these situations. We also offer a short review of similar cases in the medico-legal literature

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