Thursday, April 06, 2006

Press Clippings--Part XXX

Quebec: Knife-throwing tests contradict Testimony
Nanaimo Daily News
April 5, 2006

It took several throws before a steak knife with a blade similar to the one found in Kelly-Anne Drummond's head penetrated and remained in flesh, Martin Morin-Cousineau's second-degree murder trial heard Monday.

Benoit Anctil, a mechanical engineer who works for a company that designs protective gear, conducted an experiment for the defence using steak knives and a pig's flesh, which most resembles that of humans.

He asked five people to throw knives, weighing 32 grams each, at a section of suspended pig, he said. Out of 22 throws, five hit the target and only one penetrated the skin 13 millimetres.

The knife blade found in the nape of Drummond's neck was 95 millimetres long and was only discovered after a brain scan.

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