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  •  There Should Be A Murder Investigation (5+ / 0-)

    The story said "revolver" but that's probably sloppy writing. Far more likely it was an automatic, which in the lower calibers don't have an exposed hammer to indicate it's fully cocked with a round left in the chamber after ejecting the magazine.  If it were an accident.  If it's really a revolver, the odds of murder are much much higher. And the odds of killing an adult with a 22 pistol without aiming are less than 50/50.

    Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

    by bernardpliers on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 03:10:36 PM PDT

    •  Head shot (3+ / 0-)
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      bernardpliers, hnichols, a2nite

      Even with a .22 can be deadly obviously but I understand your point.

      Let me clear regardless whether it is an automatic or revolver it is a homicide.  That doesn't mean it is a murderer under the law it can be negligent homicide or even deadly conduct but it isn't an accident if it is negligence that is a gross deviation from reasonable care.

      •  Lethality (2+ / 0-)
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        Gwennedd, DavidMS

        A 22 pistol round hitting the upper or lower jaw won't reach the brain.  It has to hit the area  from the bottom of the eye socket up to the hairline.  This is generally true for calibers up .32, and even then a wound may not be fatal (James Brady).  A friend saw someone pull a .22 on a cop and shoot him in the forehead.  The cop drew his revolver and shot the guy six times through the liver.  The cop had the .22 removed from his forehead under the skin, the perp died a few days later. But usually to kill an adult with one round from a 22 pistol it takes some skill or luck, which makes me suspicious of this guy.  

        Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

        by bernardpliers on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 04:04:47 PM PDT

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        •  Dumb Bad Luck (1+ / 0-)
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          alypsee1

          I had case where the idiot just had the bad luck of the shot entering right at the ear canal, but I appreciate your point that generally speaking a .22 is no .280 or .357 round.

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