New Leak In Michael Brown Shooting – Autopsy Further Backs Wilson’s Account

Michael Brown Body

In keeping with the theme that the grand jury hearing evidence in the question whether or not to charge Officer Darren Wilson with any crime for the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri is about done and officials are looking to soften up the protesters before no indictment is reached, last night the official autopsy report and results of the toxicology screen were leaked to the media.  From, the St. Louis Post-Disgrace’s website:

The official autopsy on Michael Brown shows that he was shot in the hand at close range, according to an analysis of the findings by two experts not involved directly in the case.


The accompanying toxicology report shows he had been using marijuana.

Those documents, prepared by the St. Louis County medical examiner and obtained by the Post-Dispatch, provide the most detailed description to date of the wounds Brown sustained in a confrontation Aug. 9 with Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson.

Of course, the Post-Disgrace couldn’t leave it there regardless of the evidence leaked to the New York Times last week.  (They wouldn’t be jealous would they?  Nah.)  They asked around for a second opinion, and a third.

St. Louis medical examiner, Dr. Michael Graham, not a part of the official investigation as he works for the city, not the county, reviewed the report for the Post-Dispatch. He said that the report “does support that there was a significant altercation at the car.”  Graham also the evidence demonstrates that a round traveled from “the tip of Brown’s right thumb toward his wrist.”  The official autopsy document discusses “an absence of stippling, powder burns around a wound that indicate a shot fired at relatively short range.”  Graham said, “Sometimes when it’s really close, such as within an inch or so, there is no stipple, just smoke.”    According to StLToday, “the report on a supplemental microscopic exam of tissue from the thumb wound showed foreign matter ‘consistent with products that are discharged from the barrel of a firearm.'”

Dr. Judy Melinek, a forensic pathologist in San Francisco, said the autopsy “supports the fact that this guy is reaching for the gun, if he has gunpowder particulate material in the wound.” She added, “If he has his hand near the gun when it goes off, he’s going for the officer’s gun.”….  She also said the autopsy did not support witnesses who have claimed Brown was shot while running away from Wilson, or with his hands up.

Also according to Dr. Melinek:

A sixth shot that hit the forearm traveled from the back of the arm to the inner arm, which means Brown’s palms could not have been facing Wilson, as some witnesses have said, Melinek said. That trajectory shows Brown probably was not taking a standard surrender position with arms above the shoulders and palms out when he was hit, she said.

St. Louis County’s medical examiner, Dr. Mary Case, did not comment on this story.  Dr. Gershom Norfleet, the gentleman who actually performed the autopsy, did not comment either.

Full disclosure: Gershom Norfleet was known to this writer in his childhood.  He comes from a highly educated household of achievers.  He also happens to be black.  It’s kind of surprising that Dr. Case did not do the autopsy herself, but she is one of the best and must trust Norfleet.

So there we have it.  There was marijuana in Brown’s system at the time of the shooting per Saint Louis University’s toxicology lab and no less than two additional pathologists say that the official autopsy from St. Louis County supports that there was an altercation in the police vehicle where Brown was shot at close range, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” didn’t happen, and the kill shot was to the top of the head in what may have been a bum rush as Wilson and other witnesses maintained happened.

With the main evidence in the case leaked now to the public, the grand jury should be concluding its work soon.


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24 Comments on "New Leak In Michael Brown Shooting – Autopsy Further Backs Wilson’s Account"

  1. rrecroc | 10/24/2014 at 1:16 AM |

    The US is now a nation of liars ……… it is considered to be “normal” ….. I don’t know of any institution or organization that does not regularly lie ……… in my job, I get lied to by the public all day ………. finding an honest person is a rarity ……… showing you the US is now and amoral country ……….. if lying was an offense, you would have to lock up 90% of the people.

  2. rhondakelly07 | 10/23/2014 at 7:39 PM |

    Take welfare away ,, See white slavery ,, they are frauds

  3. rhondakelly07 | 10/23/2014 at 7:38 PM |

    The Democratic Party..WAR On WHITES

  4. rhondakelly07 | 10/23/2014 at 7:37 PM |

    Send the racist blacks all Back To Africa…and deport every witness that lied there entire family..No more blacks i USA, who is bring them here?

  5. Rick Badgley | 10/23/2014 at 4:29 PM |

    Sen Nasheed should at least be fired if not hung for treason! She is not living up to the
    oath she took!

  6. I am 67 ever since I was in my 20’s blacks have had generations of welfare whites where NOT on welfare if they were it was ONLY food stamps and for 1 month till they got a job the blacks made a life carrier of it they learned how to use it and get it ..I am NOT saying that it is JUST blacks because now it is all races look at the illigals they even get back money from the treasurer without even working here ..there are no jobs it doesn’t look like they will be till we get the illigals out and Obama so no one has a anything but welfare NOW 50& of our Country ..thank you Obama and the blacks did that they voted for him because of his color and they wanted free stuff I heard a lady say Obama going to give me a phone free house free gas for my car and a free car ..THAT is what he promises blacks and they believe the Liberals EVERY DAM TIME so don’t blame the white people //you need to listen to smart black people like Bill Cosby and Morgan Freeman they did just fine ..they said to STOP keep blaming the whites get off your but and do something they did

  7. how much MORE freedom is there ..they are as free as the rest of us do you REALLY think they are not free ? they did vote they voted for a man that promised them free everything then he threw them under the bus , they will be left to do exactly what they are doing nothing ..the Liberals have hurt the Blacks more then help them the Liberals NEVER wanted blacks to have freedom that is why Lincoln who was a REPUBLICAN sent our Country to fight and died to free them ..they have a lot to be grateful for but the Liberals have made them victims like a kid that is feed candy their whole life then you take it away and they riot it isn’t going to be easy to fix ..look for our Country to go backwards for a while till it is cleansed of the slave owners and out of office KKK = Democrats they wanted to cleanse us of all blacks because we freed them they couldn’t do anything legal so they created the KKK look it up it is true

  8. concerned | 10/23/2014 at 1:40 AM |

    So Mr President , COULD HE HAVE BEEN YOUR SON NOW!!!
    Are there any other people out there black and white think a sitting president should make statements before all the facts are in.

  9. Michelle Domingo | 10/23/2014 at 1:17 AM |

    Bwahahaha, nice choice of words Cruz.

  10. they did vote and put their people into office in Detroit…how’s that workIng out?

  11. Cruz_Sessions_2016 | 10/22/2014 at 7:27 PM |

    Well, sosick… yes we have wiggers taking the same handouts as blacks, but if there’s more it’s because whites outnumber blacks in America by the millions, blacks making up approximately 13% of the public, so on average, the blacks are far, disproportionately outnumbering whites on the welfare doles.

    So before you open your ignorant, progtard cake hole again thinking you’re actually going to buffalo someone with your leftist hyperbole and lies, you better be ready to be called on it and made look like the bubble headed jackass you are. My guess is you get your butt handed to you a lot if you talk that garbage on the internet often.

    Now go suck down another jug of whatever kool aide it is you’re full of, you’re a quart low.

  12. Dolly Knight Hughes | 10/22/2014 at 5:54 PM |

    Doesn’t matter the outcome. It will NOT be received well.

  13. sosickofthenonsense | 10/22/2014 at 5:52 PM |

    And whites aren’t taking the same handouts?? You need to read more rather than forming an opinion based on what you see. There are just as many whites at the welfare offices if not more. Ignorance is taught and it seems you have listened well. Try educating yourself next time before you continue to spread the disease.

  14. Cruz_Sessions_2016 | 10/22/2014 at 5:10 PM |

    They grow up angry, because so few of them know who their father is. They breed like rabbits, and have little to no regard for life as a family.

  15. Cruz_Sessions_2016 | 10/22/2014 at 5:08 PM |

    Hands up, Don’t shoot?

    No, more like… Pants up, Don’t loot.

  16. CrusadaB | 10/22/2014 at 5:07 PM |

    Don’t know why blacks are so angry…they have it all.

  17. Justice for Caylee-Dets | 10/22/2014 at 3:34 PM |

    I’m not surprised about them finding pot in his system,most kids that age would have that but is it the crazy shit that makes you go nuts?This boy had serious problems in his character which worked against him more then anything else don’t you think?He would have done it without pot too.Regardless if you attack a cop expect to be dead especially when your trying to take his gun.If he got the gun he would have shot that cop and I’m sure killed him.He has murder 2 in his history,he was into it big time.The cop pissed him off and instead of doing what he was told he couldn’t reason with that.No reasoning skills,off the wall with hate and anger=death.If the Ferguson People would have waited for all the evidence to come out maybe they would have been able to reason and realize this kid is no good.They should have waited for a case that had some merit and than fought it with some intelligence and forthought but as usual they do it all the wrong way.This cop is NOT GUILTY!

  18. Phylsingleton Phylsingleton | 10/22/2014 at 3:01 PM |

    All those who lied should be charged with obstructing justice. All rioters should be fined and those looting and burning should have a choice, go to jail for a long time or pay to repair and restock the businesses they ruined. And stop showing pictures of the thug as an innocent boy. He was a grown man and a thug and deserved what he got.

  19. Steven B. | 10/22/2014 at 2:48 PM |

    Now The advice I would offer Wilson, is to retire from the force and file multiple law suit’s for malicious slander of his name for every race baiting self righteous glory hound out there. I would demand public apolizie from Al, Jesse and of couse I would demaned the removal of State Senator Jamilah Nasheed who said “If you should decide not to indict this police officer, the rioting we witnessed this past week will seem like a picnic compared to the havoc that will likely occur”. By injecting herself into the situation “for obvious political gain” and making a statement like that, she gave credence to the belief that officer Wilson was guilty beyond doubt. She has proven without a shadow of a doubt that she is racially biased by not doing what she was hired to do, which is to be a fair and UNBIASED representative of the people and to wait for due process of the law before passing judgement.

  20. Norman Evans | 10/22/2014 at 2:38 PM |

    what about obama he is black and he didnt do anything for black people it was all about him and in detroit the blacks in office screwed everyone to and im not trying to be raciest but its all about greed
    any more doesnt matter the color

  21. free American | 10/22/2014 at 12:01 PM |

    I wish people could respect authority. I hope the Black’s there do register to vote! I’m a woman and I vote because of what my sisters did to bring that about! Black’s register be active in society. Put your people in offices. If you want freedom you have to understand your free!!!!! Hugs

  22. David Mangum | 10/22/2014 at 11:34 AM |

    so, when will there be charge’s against those that lied, their lies caused this to be blown way too far, fricking ridiculous, of course the animals won’t listen to reason, they will still go apeshit, when they do, i hope they get shot down, that’s what you do with a mad dog, how about murder charge’s for brown’s partner in crime, that liar needs to do some serious jail time, end welfare, let em starve, what are they gonna do, go ape shit,loot and riot. it,s already happened. left wing media keeps stirring the pot up, pull their license’s or better yet, have the police and their families sue the media for putting their live’s in danger, and pull their license’s.

  23. Al Lammers | 10/22/2014 at 11:12 AM |

    On a serious note! I wished I would have thought about this at first. Brown like to smoke weed. And I do too. But we have that fake synthetic weed (K-2 or spice) that is supposed to be off of ALL U.S. streets but I know people in Missouri that say you can still buy it at the right stores. Like the one Brown jacked-up the clerk at. I tell ya what. I tried that spice shit before…and it does make you want to be an asshole and aggressive. But the chemicals in that stuff do not show in a normal or common drug test. You have to specifically test for those chemicals to find it in a test.

  24. BA Baracus | 10/22/2014 at 10:53 AM |

    Black folk, Pants up don’t Loot!

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