A bitemark case with a twist

Thompson I.O.C. ; Phillips V.M. (1994)


This is a case report in which the bite patterns of two suspects were compared to a bitemark on the breast of a murder victim. Each suspect had sufficient concordant features to have been found guilty of producing the bitemark. The irony in this case is that the bitemark was not inflicted by the murderer. The admissibility of bitemarks as evidence in a court of law is still questionable. The present case illustrates the dilemma that may arise when bitemarks are evaluated.

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