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Attempted homicide by electrocution

Attempted homicide by electrocution

International Journal of Legal Medicine 111(6): 331-333

ISSN/ISBN: 0937-9827

PMID: 9826095

DOI: 10.1007/s004140050182

Attempted homicide by the application of a high-voltage, low-amperage current is reported in an elderly male. An electrician constructed an apparatus and applied the current to wet towels placed on the abdomen of the victim sleeping next door. The attempt was unsuccessful and resulted in burns only. The victim was hospitalised and died 3 weeks later. A causal connection could not be established between the attempted electrocution and the demise of the victim.

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