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rambler_american Donating Member (565 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-02-08 06:47 AM
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122. Who uses rat shot to off themselves?
Asked why he couldn't rule out murder, Wagner said, "because murder can be made to look like a suicide. ... Someone who is knowledgeable about forensics can very well have the ability to stage a murder, commit a murder and stage it to look as if it was a suicide, understanding what the police are going to be looking for."

The experts found several things highly unusual. First the peculiar ammunition: not regular bullets but something called "rat-shot".

"This kind of ammunition cannot be easily or readily traced back to the gun from which it was fired," explained Wecht.

"It's not as frequently used by people for any reason. It's not the type of ammunition one finds in guns - it has a specific purpose: shooting at snakes and rodents in order to get a distribution pattern of the small pellets contained within the nose portion of the bullet. It's not something that a person is likely to have and to use if they intended to kill themselves," said Wecht.


http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/04/10/eveningnews/m...

Rat shot, used to eliminate rats and snakes and has the added advantage that it is not traceable. Sends a clear message to other would be whistle blowers.
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