Medical Examiner Describes Shooting, 'probably is the worst that I have seen'

Dec 15 2012 Published by under Featured News

Connecticut’s Chief Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver released a list of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, as well as their cause of death. “I’ve been at this over a third of a century… This probably is the worst that I have seen…”

Carver has determined that all of the wounds were caused by the “long weapon”, the Bushmaster .223 semi-automatic rifle. “I believe everybody was hit more than once.” Describing the bullets as causing devastating injuries, he explained, “The bullets are designed in such a fashion the energy is deposited in the tissue so the bullet stays in.”

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Carver also released the names and dates of birth of the victims.

THE VICTIMS:

1. Charlotte Bacon (DOB 2/22/06)

2. Daniel Barden (9/25/05)

3. Rachel Davino (7/17/83)

4. Olivia Engel (7/18/06)

5. Josephine Gay (12/11/05)

6. Ana M. Marquez-Greene (4/4/06)

7. Dylan Hockley (3/8/06)

8. Dawn Hocksprung (6/28/65)

9. Madeleine F. Hsu (7/10/06)

10. Catherine V. Hubbard (6/8/06)

11. Chase Kowalski (10/31/05)

12. Jesse Lewis (6/30/06)

13. James Mattioli (3/22/06)

14. Grace McDonnell (11/04/05)

15. AnneMarie Murphy (07/25/60)

16. Emilie Parker (5/12/06)

17. Jack Pinto (5/6/06)

18. Noah Pozner (11/20/06)

19. Caroline Previdi (9/7/06)

20. Jessica Rekos (5/10/06)

21. Avielle Richman (10/17/06)

22. Lauren Russeau (6/1982)

23. Mary Sherlach (2/11/56)

24. Victoria Soto (11/4/85)

25. Benjamin Wheeler (9/12/06)

26. Allison N. Wyatt (7/3/06)

The rifle used was designed for military and law enforcement.

At the very least, it’s clear that lifting the assault weapons ban per the NRA and Republicans under Bush was a tragic mistake. Even if we were to regulate semi-automatic weapons along with these types of bullets — neither of which have any place in civilian hands — they are already out there.

Any attempt to seriously address this problem will be hampered by the reckless, greedy mistakes of the past.

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