Pacemaker pin points time of death in murder caseBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7380.70/a (Published 11 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:70
- Roger Dobson
A murdered man's pacemaker has been used to give a coroner vital evidence about the victim's ordeal.
Almost two days after the man was beaten to death, doctors were able to view the pacemaker's records and produce data for the duration of the incident. By analysing the data they were able to pinpoint crucial times, including when he was awoken, time spent walking around, the altercation with the intruder, and the time of the beating and his death.
The case, …