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2. The fire is made when the victim is usually some distance away from the assailant 3. Signs of struggle/ defense wound maybe present in the victim.
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4. There maybe disturbance of the surrounding on the account of the previous struggle. 5. Wounding firearm is usually not found at the scene of the crime 6. Testimony of the witnesses DEATH BY HANGING AND STRANGULATION Determination whether hanging is suicidal, homicidal, or accidental 1. Hanging – is a state of injury or death of the body whereby the ligature tightened around the neck by the suspension of the body. A. Suicidal Hanging – in death by hanging, it is usually suicidal unless proven otherwise. Some evidence to prove are the following: 1. Accessible materials used for ligature like rope, rolled beddings, or wires. 2. Identification of the fibers from the rope in the hands of the victim. 3. Evidence of movement of the rope on the beam or anchorage from upward and downward as the body has been suspended. B. Homicidal Hanging 1. Presence of defense wound in the body of the victim. 2. Presence of blood stains and other injuries to the body of the victim. 3. Presence of signs of struggle in the clothing, furniture, beddings, and others. 4. Nature of the window, curtains, and doors. C. Accidental hanging is not common. 2. Strangulation Strangulation by ligature is usually homicidal and is done by tying the ligature around the neck and the two ends pulled in the opposite direction in such a manner that tightens the ligature. Ligature used may be rope, chain, wires, vines, rolled clothing. SUICIDES Ways of Committing Suicide 1. By cut-throat 2. By puncturing the left breast 3. By gunshot 4. By hanging 5. By drowning 6. By poisoning ACCIDENTAL DEATH Is death which occurs beyond the sway of ones will and although it comes about through some act of will, lies beyond the bounds of human forceable consequences. How Accidental Deaths Occur 1. Examination of the body revealed marked tearing of the wearing apparel, burns of different degrees on the skin surface, wounds of almost any description and almost the whole body is affected by the injury. 2. History of a thunderstorm that took place in the area. 3. Evidence of the effects of lighting are found in the vicinity, like damages to house, tress, etc. 4. Metallic articles are fused or magnetized. 5. Absence of wound or other injuries indicating suicidal or homicidal death.
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6. Fusion of glass materials in the neighborhood on account of extreme heat. ELECTROCUTION Accidental Electrocution 1. Presence of high voltage wire at the scene of death. 2. Body surface injuries as probably site of entrance and exit of electric current. 3. Death develops suddenly as victim not able to get away from the place of electrocution. 4. Absence of evidence to show suicidal or homicidal. ROBBERY INVESTIGATION Article 293 – Robbery in General Any person who, with intent to gain, shall take any personal property belonging to another by means of violence or intimidation of any person, or by using force upon anything shall be guilty of robbery.
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