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Death Squad Trial | Victim shot twice while on his back, forensic pathologist reveals

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 4:43 PM

Nickoy Wilson, Gleaner Writer

Andrew Bisson was lying on his back when he received the last two of four gunshots, a forensic pathologist revealed as he testified this afternoon during the trial of the three cops accused of Bisson's murder in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.

During examination-in-chief, led by Queen’s Counsel Caroline Hay, the forensic pathologist described the exit wounds of the two gunshots in question as atypical.

He said that the exit wounds indicate that the back of the body was being supported from the back, meaning that he was either lying on the ground or leaning against a wall.

Based on what he termed "circumstantial data", which was obtained from the police, the forensic pathologist said he concluded that Bisson was shot while lying on the ground.

He said that Bisson was first shot in the chest, which caused lacerations to the heart and both lungs.

The second shot was to the left ear, with the bullet lacerating the brain.

The two final shots were sustained to the epigastric region (upper-central region of the abdomen), causing lacerations to the liver and causing the stomach to rupture.

The witness also said that Bisson became unconscious within seconds and died within a few minutes of receiving the headshot.

Detective Corporal Kevin Adams, District Constable Howard Brown, and Constable Carl Bucknor are being tried for Bisson's September 5, 2011, murder in Corn Piece district in Hayes, Clarendon.

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