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August 9th, 2012
10:52 PM ET

Was Chavis Carter's death a homicide or suicide?

Forensics experts Dr. Michael Hunter and Lou Palumbo discuss the possibility that Carter killed himself while handcuffed, and how police handled the incident.

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  1. Rebekah

    OK. So the public is supposed to believe that two trained officers missed a GUN when searching a normal/thin build man (so no jelly rolls to hide anything) TWICE??? We are supposed to believe that a young man with no serious troubles with the law would decide to commit suicide suddenly AFTER telling his girlfriend that he would call her once he's booked? We are supposed to believe that two trained officers could not RECOGNIZE THE SOUND OF A GUN BEING FIRED so this guy sat in the back of the police car for several crucial minutes while the cops say they didn't know a gun had been fired? And finally, to echo others -- HOW THE HELL DOES HE SHOOT HIMSELF IN THE TEMPLE AND THEN RETURN HIMSELF TO THE NORMAL ARREST POSITION OF HANDS BEHIND HIS BACK??? A shot to the head is known as a "kill shot" because in most cases, a shot to the head will stop ALL BODILY ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY! He would not have been able to return his hands behind him so that theory that he slid his hands underneath himself to bring his hands to the front of his body to make the shot possible is DEAD IN THE WATER!
    By the way? Where is the gun he supposedly shot himself with???? No one has spoken about where this mystery gun is now. Oh - that's because the gun is in the holster of one of the police officers. The murder weapon is still with the murderer......

    August 13, 2012 at 9:59 pm |
  2. Evelyn

    Please do not insult us! Ok even if you want us to believe that he manevered the handicuffs to shoot himself in the rght temple with his right hand although he is left handed. Please explain how after the shot to the temple the handcuffs where returned back behind!!

    August 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm |