Stab Wounds: Similarities and differences

The Jeff NEEDS Justice group also reviewed the evidence concerning the similarities of wounds of all three victims.

Although some similarities exist across all victims, the injuries are no more similar to each other than they are to other, unrelated cases of multiple stabbings in a domestic setting.

There is not one similarity that would help a jury to decide whether all three were killed by the same person or by different people.

Some significant differences between the injuries on each victim include:

  • Helen and Stephen both had slash wounds, Christopher did not
  • Helen and Stephen both had wounds to the neck, Christopher did not
  • Helen and Stephen’s wounds were generally horizontal (east-west across the body) and widely spread. Christopher’s wounds were tightly spaced and vertical (north-south along the body).

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