Hello Holly dear ... long time no ski!
Yes of course the wound track of a bullet determines the trajectory ... but only if you know or can determine the position of the victim at the time of the shot! For example a horizontal wound track to the chest could have been fired vertically if the victim was already laying prone on the floor! Obviously blood splatter and/or bleeding patterns might be able to determine the exact position of the victim upon impact, But with the multiple wounds Jeremy inflicted and the brave fight Neville put up, I doubt an exact position for each shot could ever be accurately determined!
What does it matter anyway; how on earth could wound trajectories possibly prove Sheila was the shooter and not Jeremy? (A hypothetical question of course because it was 'Jeremy that dun it'.)
Hello Tim. Well there's always Ski Sunday to reminisce. I was disappointed to see Lyndsey Vonn crash out of the SuperG in Cortina last Sat but I guess she's past her sell by date now - a bit like someone else
Gsw trajectory can determine the relative postion of shooter and victim:http://www.fsijournal.org/article/S0379-0738(17)30002-6/abstracthttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28089298
The prosecution case against JB is that he entered the farmhouse under stealth and shot all victims in their beds or bedroom other than SC who sustained gsw's in her parents bedroom.
The four gsw's NB sustained upstairs all had downward trajectories and the only possible perps ie SC or JB were both shorter than NB. The gsw's NB sustained to his lip and jaw went straight through from front to back and the trajectories were circa 20 degrees below the horizontal. The gsw's he sustained to his elbow and shoulder were to his rear and again both had downward trajectories. Please explain how JB could inflict these wounds from within the confines of his parents bedroom. It is an important aspect of the case as it lends support to the theory that NB was downstairs phoning JB and was first shot when he approached the bedroom from the landing stairs.
The trajectories are one aspect of the soc. Other aspects: blood staining or lack of, casings, distance of shots and wound tracks support the theory that SC was in the bedroom shooting June and as NB approached the bedroom from the landing stairs SC was then stood in the doorway in an elevated postion hence the downward trajectories of the gsw's NB sustained to his lip and jaw. NB then turned and when positioned on the winder stairs or main stairs facing down towards the hall SC was behind and inflicted the gsw's to NB's shoulder and elbow/chest.
The above should have formed a vital part of the defence case at trial and 2002 appeal hearing. Sadly not. The pathologist, Dr Vanezis, said he visited WHF but he did not ask where victims were shot or the location of casings. When the so-called ballistics expert, Malcolm Fletcher, was asked at trial about his background unlike his peers he did not mention any professional qualifications, degree etc. Instead he talked about some years experience in the firearms department and a small amount of experience with an airgun as a small boy. Given this background and the woefully inadequate expert testimony at trial is it any wonder we are looking at one of the gravest miscarriages of justice the developed world has ever witnessed?