Monday, August 18, 2014
The results of the independent autopsy arranged for the Brown family by Benjamin Crump have been announced.
Dr. Michael Baden, 80, conducted the autopsy, assisted by Professor Shawn Parcells. Dr. Baden is a famous board certified forensic pathologist who has conducted more than 20,000 autopsies.
Dr. Baden reported that Mike Brown was shot at least 6 times, including twice in the head. He also was shot multiple times in the right arm
with one shot causing five wounds by entering, exiting and reentering the body.
With the exception of the fatal shot that entered through the top of his head and the entry wound in the inner part of his forearm below the elbow, the rest of the wounds are located in the front part of the body.
Depending on the position of his right forearm, Professor Parcells said the shot could have come from behind MB as he was walking or running away from the police vehicle or it could have come as he was raising his hands or it could have been a defensive wound.
The fatal shot entered the top of MB’s head, killing him. The other bullet entered
through the forehead above his right eye, exited immediately below it after shattering it, reentered his face immediately below the eye, exited though his jaw line and reentered his body in the area where his collar bone is located. These two shots were the last shots fired. They were not fired from close range since no gunshot residue, stippling or starring was detected.
He suffered the two head wounds where his body was found because they would have dropped him to the ground and he would have lost consciousness immediately fro the shot to the top of his head.
That location has variously been reported as 33 to 35 feet from the officer’s parked patrol vehicle.
The autopsy results are described as “preliminary” because they are based on an examination of Mike Brown’s body at the funeral home. His clothes and police investigation reports, including witness statements, were not available.
Regarding the fatal wound to the top of Mike Brown’s head, Dr. Baden said,
This one here looks like his head was bent downward. It can be because he’s giving up or because he is charging forward at the officer.
This shooting still looks like an execution to me, given the distance of Brown’s body from the patrol vehicle. The results rule out a theory that the officer was in close proximity to Brown when he fired the two shots that struck him in the head.
I need additional information to definitively confirm or deny my opinion.
Meanwhile, the peaceful protest turned violent after sundown causing the governor to call in the National Guard.
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