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Mexico Presents Flawed Theory in Shooting Death of American Journalist
Date:2/4/2009

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) charges that Mexico's investigation into the shooting death of American video-journalist Brad Will has presented a scientifically flawed theory that ignores PHR's conclusive findings, including the discovery that one of the bullets was a ricochet.

Cambridge, Mass. (PRWEB) February 4, 2009 -- Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) charges that Mexico's investigation into the shooting death of an American video-journalist has presented a scientifically flawed theory that ignores PHR's conclusive findings, including the discovery that one of the bullets was a ricochet.

Brad Will died of gunshot wounds while covering protests in Oaxaca in October 2006.

According to public statements made last December by Mexico's Attorney General (PGR), the PGR rejected PHR's forensic expert findings that one of the bullets that struck Mr. Will in the chest had ricocheted off a red-colored object prior to hitting him.

Jeff Foggy, firearms and tool marks examiner from PHR's International Forensic Program (PHR-IFP), detected a red substance, believed to be paint, on the surface of one of the projectiles, as well as damage to the bullet consistent with a ricochet off of a red, hard object. Mr. Foggy is an FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement trained firearms and tool marks examiner with nine years experience in analyzing bullets and making distance determinations in criminal cases.

PHR's ricochet theory is also supported by the findings of PHR team member Dr. Robert Bux who concluded that one of the bullets was a ricochet based on the nat
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