William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Saturday, 17, May, 2008

Body Modification, Canadian Style

Filed under: Forensics — williamthecoroner @ 10:21

People do ask me why I’m interested in Body Modification. They doubt that body modification has forensic implications, aside from a minor aid to identification. But, no!

Fri May 16, 10:20 AM ET Reuters
OTTAWA (Reuters) – A Canadian man who asked his lover to carve a heart-shaped symbol on his chest during a rough sex game almost died when she accidentally pressed too hard and punctured his heart, a newspaper said on Thursday.
The Winnipeg Free Press said the 25-year-old woman had been sentenced to three years’ probation after she pleaded guilty to assaulting the man in February 2007.
The 24-year-old man was initially given little chance of survival but made a full recovery and is backing the woman. Both had been drinking heavily and engaging in rough sex when he asked the woman to carve the symbol, the paper said.

Story HERE:
I think the bit about drinking heavily really does have significant forensic implications. Also, this is Winnipeg, aka Winterpeg. Hey, I lived in Maine for four years. Some things seem like a good idea mid-February, when they’re really not. I know this from bitter experience.

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