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Suicide by Driving an Awl into the Brain

Johansson Bengt B.M.; Eriksson, Anders M.D., Ph.D.
The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: December 1988
International Registry of Unusual Cases: PDF Only

In this report, we describe an unusual method of suicide. A 35-year-old man with a history of manic-depressive psychosis and alcohol abuse killed himself by driving an awl into his brain. A theory of the reason for using this bizarre method is discussed, and the well-known question of homicide versus suicide in crime scene investigation is illustrated

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