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A Cruel Homicide via Blades of a Young Boy under Custody in a Juvenile Correctional Unit

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Department of Public Health and Forensic Sciences, and Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal
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Legal Medical Institute of Porto Velho, 76803-592 Rondônia, Brazil
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Integrated Faculties of Aparício de Carvalho, 76811-678 Porto Velho, Brazil
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IINFACTS—Institute of Research and Advanced Training in Health Sciences and Technologies, Department of Sciences, University Institute of Health Sciences (IUCS), CESPU, CRL, 4585-116 Gandra, Portugal
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UCIBIO, REQUIMTE, Laboratory of Toxicology, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
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Forensic Sci. 2021, 1(1), 4-7; https://doi.org/10.3390/forensicsci1010002
Received: 27 December 2020 / Revised: 15 January 2021 / Accepted: 19 January 2021 / Published: 4 March 2021
Cut-throat wounds are traumatic injuries to the anterior or lateral part of the neck, between the larynx and the hyoid bone, or over the larynx (but rarely above or below these limits), produced by a sharp and heavy instrument with a cutting edge. The depths of such wounds are variable. They can reach the spine and can be singular or multiple. The medico-legal etiology of such wounds is commonly homicide, whereas suicides are infrequent, and accidental cases are rare. In this work, we report the homicide of a 16-year-old boy in a juvenile correctional unit, whose throat was cut with cruelty using two blades. The body was then partially charred. A careful examination of the injuries along with the death scene evidence was performed to clarify the cause, circumstances, and mechanism of death. View Full-Text
Keywords: homicide; cut-throat wound; asphyxiation; custody; forensic autopsy homicide; cut-throat wound; asphyxiation; custody; forensic autopsy
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Valente-Aguiar, M.S.; Falcão, A.C.; Magalhães, T.; Dinis-Oliveira, R.J. A Cruel Homicide via Blades of a Young Boy under Custody in a Juvenile Correctional Unit. Forensic Sci. 2021, 1, 4-7. https://doi.org/10.3390/forensicsci1010002

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Valente-Aguiar MS, Falcão AC, Magalhães T, Dinis-Oliveira RJ. A Cruel Homicide via Blades of a Young Boy under Custody in a Juvenile Correctional Unit. Forensic Sciences. 2021; 1(1):4-7. https://doi.org/10.3390/forensicsci1010002

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Valente-Aguiar, Murilo S., Ana C. Falcão, Teresa Magalhães, and Ricardo J. Dinis-Oliveira. 2021. "A Cruel Homicide via Blades of a Young Boy under Custody in a Juvenile Correctional Unit" Forensic Sciences 1, no. 1: 4-7. https://doi.org/10.3390/forensicsci1010002

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