Category Archives: Clinical forensic medicine

Queensland cases of serious ADULT sexual assault, violent assault, forensic medicine, forensic evidence, medical evidence – particularly in cases where the victime is still alive.
Includes issues relating to rape kits, SAK (sexual assault kits), genital injuries during assault.
Includes deaths in custody, drugs in custodial context particularly watchhouse environments.
Includes transmission of Hepatitis/HIV/AIDS via skin injuries, spitting etc.
Includes toxicology analysis in suspicious death and driving matters.
Includes examination and treatment of police detainees.
Includes examination and investigation of health care related deaths.

‘DNA is sexy’ but dental records most useful for identifying bodies 29 September 2014

THE FORENSIC DENTIST who helped identify the body of a German man eight years after his body was found in Connemara has said the public can often be misled about the role DNA plays.  They are also called on to help with investigations into sex crimes, if the victim has been left with bite marks.

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No bail for accused drug helper

Gold Coast Bulletin Meagan Weymes 29 September 2014 A 37-YEAR-OLD woman who allegedly helped inject a man who overdosed on fentanyl will stay behind bars after bail was denied in the Southport Magistrates Court. The court heard Sarah Wilson had a prescription for the drug, which is about 80 times stronger than morphine, for chronic pain from a knee surgery.

On September 26 Wilson allegedly helped Norman Lyttle inject the drug into his hand at a Mermaid Waters home, because he was struggling to find a vein.  Mr Lyttle went into cardiac arrest and Wilson attempted to give him first aid before calling an ambulance.


Attempted murder charge, Rockhampton

QPS News 29 September 2014

A 42-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder following an incident in Rockhampton overnight.  A 39-year-old man was located inside the home with two stab wounds to his chest and was transported to Rockhampton Base Hospital before being flown to Brisbane in a critical condition.

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Inala siege: Gunman shot during stand-off with police in Brisbane dies

ABC News Courtney Wilson, Eric Tlozek 30 September 2014

A gunman shot by specialist police officers during a stand-off in Brisbane’s south has died.   Aerial footage of the scene showed the man leap suddenly from the car and point a gun at police just before 4pm (AEST).

Police then appeared to fire several shots at him.  Police and paramedics performed CPR on the man, but he died of his injuries.

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Officers acted in ‘self-defence’ in Inala shooting

Police incident, Inala

Gunman shot in Inala siege

Man shot dead during Inala siege

Siege: ‘No choice’ but to shoot

Gold Coast bus driver assaulted

Gold Coast Bulletin 29 September 2014

POLICE have charged a man in relation to the alleged attack of a bus driver on the Gold Coast in the early hours of this morning.  The bus driver sustained a laceration to the back of his head and facial bruising. He was treated at the hospital for his injuries.

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Man bashed by two offenders inside his Currajong home, after pinning one of them down in his kitchen

Townsville Bulletin Emma Channon 29 September 2014

A MAN was bashed by two youths who broke inside his home, after he managed to pin one down after catching him the kitchen. The Currajong man ­received a cut to his head ­during the incident, and was examined by paramedics.

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Medical condition to blame for wild truck crash south of Townsville

Townsville Bulletin Christie Anderson 27 September 2014

A MEDICAL condition may have caused a truck driver to veer off the highway before hurtling through trees, a sign and barbed wire fence before coming to rest on railway tracks. The crash occurred on the Bruce Highway about 6km south of Alligator Creek

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