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  • #46
    Originally posted by Elamarna View Post
    Dear Jon

    On looking again at your post there is a major problem I see.
    You show a cut from Kelly's left hand side to her right.

    While the sketch shows the cut starting on the right hand side of the bed; it is not her the right hand side of her body.

    Surely the medical evidence says it was cut from her right hand side towards her left.

    Steve
    Hi Steve.

    In his Nov. 10th report, Dr. Bond described the neck injuries thus:

    In the first four the throats appear to have been cut from left to right. In the last case owing to the extensive mutilation it is impossible to say in what direction the fatal cut was made....

    Later, in the same report Dr. Bond describes his assumption that Kelly was on her back when attacked.

    In the Dorset Street case, he must have attacked from in front or from the left, as there would be no room for him between the wall and the part of the bed on which the woman was lying.

    Clearly, Dr. Bond was assuming the body had not been moved.
    Regards, Jon S.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Pierre View Post
      The discourse says he was right handed. And left handed. Why?
      I'm not familiar with what you are saying Pierre.
      Which discourse?
      Regards, Jon S.

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      • #48
        Jon

        Good points, however this merely highlights the problems in determining which hand was used does it not?

        Phillips says that cause of death was by severing of the right carotid artery, the left appears not to be mentioned, and one could assume there was no damage, however such is contrary to Dr Bond's report.

        One may ask if the wounds were as indicated by Bond, why does Phillips not mention the left and why is he so firm in giving the cause of death as being the severing of the right artery?


        If the view you propose is correct, and it may be I agree, then for there to be arterial spray on the partition, the left carotid must have been cut, which appears contrary to Phillips.


        This really highlights the issue i often raise about expert reports and views.

        Whom of the two medics is right?

        or are they both right and the reports just incomplete?



        Given the above is it any wonder that there is a disagreement in the discourse Pierre is talking about.


        Steve

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Elamarna View Post
          Jon

          Good points, however this merely highlights the problems in determining which hand was used does it not?
          Yes, I'm not saying there is proof the cut was left-to-right (right-handed). I am only pointing out that the assumption it was right-to-left (left-handed) is not necessarily correct.

          Phillips says that cause of death was by severing of the right carotid artery, the left appears not to be mentioned, and one could assume there was no damage, however such is contrary to Dr Bond's report.

          One may ask if the wounds were as indicated by Bond, why does Phillips not mention the left and why is he so firm in giving the cause of death as being the severing of the right artery?
          In my view Phillips is merely stating the obvious.
          As the body was found, the blood soaked section of the mattress lay to the right of the neck, therefore he concludes the right carotid artery was severed first.
          As the evidence presents itself, it would hardly make sense to say it was the left carotid artery that was severed first.

          Also, there was some distance between the blood soaked side of the bed and the cut to the throat, hence Dr. Phillips assumed the body had been pulled away from the wall.
          Phillips, like bond, is assuming the body was always on its back.
          This is where Dr. Bond's observations come into play, by stating it was not possible to identify the direction of the fatal cut - be it L-R or R-L.

          Kelly could just as easily have been facing the wall, or face down at that side of the bed. Typical intercourse was from the rear anyway with women of this class. Anal intercourse was the best form of prevention for the time.
          Her killer is behind her when he struck.

          After slitting her throat he climbs off the bed and rolls her over onto her back. Which now creates some distance between the blood soaked side of the bed and the cut throat, and allows Phillips to assume the right carotid artery (being the nearest side to the blood) was the first to be cut.
          Regards, Jon S.

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          • #50
            Kelly was presumed to be on the right hand side of the bed when attacked, as per the splatters on the partition wall. That in and of itself may offer some information about her possible relationship with her killer....which Ive been on record from the start, is indicated by the evidence, as being very close. I believe that its entirely possible that Mary Kelly was on her right side facing the wall...on the far right hand side of the bed.

            What might that suggest?

            That she was expecting someone to slip in bed behind her, perhaps a "spoon" position.
            Michael Richards

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Elamarna View Post
              Jon

              Good points, however this merely highlights the problems in determining which hand was used does it not?

              Phillips says that cause of death was by severing of the right carotid artery, the left appears not to be mentioned, and one could assume there was no damage, however such is contrary to Dr Bond's report.

              One may ask if the wounds were as indicated by Bond, why does Phillips not mention the left and why is he so firm in giving the cause of death as being the severing of the right artery?

              If the view you propose is correct, and it may be I agree, then for there to be arterial spray on the partition, the left carotid must have been cut, which appears contrary to Phillips.


              This really highlights the issue i often raise about expert reports and views.

              Whom of the two medics is right?

              or are they both right and the reports just incomplete?

              Given the above is it any wonder that there is a disagreement in the discourse Pierre is talking about.

              Steve
              Hi Steve,

              If you move a dead body from side A of a bed to side B of a bed: What is the effect for side A?

              Why would such an effect be useful?

              I donīt have the answers, maybe you do.

              Regards, Pierre

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Pierre View Post
                Hi Steve,

                If you move a dead body from side A of a bed to side B of a bed: What is the effect for side A?

                Why would such an effect be useful?

                I donīt have the answers, maybe you do.
                Pierre
                I would suggest moved to allow better acess.

                The bed is not large so I doubt the effect would be much.
                Give a few inches of space that is all I see


                Steve

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Wickerman View Post
                  Yes, I'm not saying there is proof the cut was left-to-right (right-handed). I am only pointing out that the assumption it was right-to-left (left-handed) is not necessarily correct.

                  Hi Jon, yes, agree, but would argue probably.


                  Originally posted by Wickerman View Post
                  In my view Phillips is merely stating the obvious.
                  As the body was found, the blood soaked section of the mattress lay to the right of the neck, therefore he concludes the right carotid artery was severed first.
                  As the evidence presents itself, it would hardly make sense to say it was the left carotid artery that was severed first.

                  Disagree there Jon, but it is I do accept open to several interpretations.

                  I believe that he would not say the right so categorically, if the left was also significantly damaged.



                  Originally posted by Wickerman View Post
                  Also, there was some distance between the blood soaked side of the bed and the cut to the throat, hence Dr. Phillips assumed the body had been pulled away from the wall.
                  Phillips, like bond, is assuming the body was always on its back.
                  This is where Dr. Bond's observations come into play, by stating it was not possible to identify the direction of the fatal cut - be it L-R or R-L.

                  If feel they could be saying she was on her side, again its down to interpretation, and nothing is 100 conclusive.


                  Originally posted by Wickerman View Post
                  Kelly could just as easily have been facing the wall, or face down at that side of the bed. Typical intercourse was from the rear anyway with women of this class. Anal intercourse was the best form of prevention for the time.
                  Her killer is behind her when he struck.
                  Agree 100%


                  Originally posted by Wickerman View Post
                  After slitting her throat he climbs off the bed and rolls her over onto her back. Which now creates some distance between the blood soaked side of the bed and the cut throat, and allows Phillips to assume the right carotid artery (being the nearest side to the blood) was the first to be cut.

                  However Phillips says that the body was moved, and so that assumption does not necessarily hold true.


                  Nothing 100% clear.
                  All of which just shows why it is possible to say left and right handed. and thus answering Pierre's question.

                  As normal a pleasure to debate with you Jon.

                  Steve

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Elamarna View Post
                    Pierre
                    I would suggest moved to allow better acess.

                    The bed is not large so I doubt the effect would be much.
                    Give a few inches of space that is all I see

                    Steve
                    OK,

                    and moving the victim from side A to side B also gave a space on the bed itself, on the right side of the victim.

                    Pierre

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Pierre View Post
                      OK,

                      and moving the victim from side A to side B also gave a space on the bed itself, on the right side of the victim.

                      Pierre
                      No Pierre, think you have got confused here.

                      there is already space on the right side of the victim, if one accepts she is on the far left of the bed when attacked, moving her to the centre reduces the space on the right of the victim, it does not increase it.


                      Steve

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Elamarna View Post
                        No Pierre, think you have got confused here.

                        there is already space on the right side of the victim, if one accepts she is on the far left of the bed when attacked, moving her to the centre reduces the space on the right of the victim, it does not increase it.

                        Steve
                        No, Steve. She was on her right side near the door in the wall when she was killed. The she was moved towards her left side.

                        This left a space on the right side of the bed, her right.

                        Pierre

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Pierre View Post
                          No, Steve. She was on her right side near the door in the wall when she was killed. The she was moved towards her left side.

                          This left a space on the right side of the bed, her right.

                          Pierre
                          Pierre and others,


                          My full apologies, at some early stage here I have got left and right mixed up in this case and then carried on using my first posts as a reference.

                          Of course she is on the far right of the bed, and the conventional theory puts the killer to her left.

                          However the arguments made still apply, I knew what I meant, just did not write it correctly.

                          Just to clarify, the killer was according to most on MJK's LEFT.

                          The alternative view, between the partition wall has the killer to her RIGHT.

                          Moving her to the middle produces space on the Right hand side, and reduces it on the LEFT hand side.


                          Always say when you make a silly mistake, admit it.




                          Steve

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Elamarna View Post
                            Pierre and others,

                            My full apologies, at some early stage here I have got left and right mixed up in this case and then carried on using my first posts as a reference.

                            Of course she is on the far right of the bed, and the conventional theory puts the killer to her left.

                            However the arguments made still apply, I knew what I meant, just did not write it correctly.

                            Just to clarify, the killer was according to most on MJK's LEFT.

                            The alternative view, between the partition wall has the killer to her RIGHT.

                            Moving her to the middle produces space on the Right hand side, and reduces it on the LEFT hand side.

                            Always say when you make a silly mistake, admit it.



                            Steve
                            Relax, everyone makes mistakes.

                            Pierre

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Pierre View Post
                              Relax, everyone makes mistakes.

                              Pierre
                              Thanks,

                              just disappointed that i didn't pick it up myself.



                              Steve

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Elamarna View Post

                                However Phillips says that the body was moved, and so that assumption does not necessarily hold true.
                                True, but as I said before, Phillips was only stating the obvious.
                                As the body was found, the neck wound was at least a foot away from the saturated corner of the mattress.
                                (I think we can still see her right arm extended between her torso and the wall, so maybe 2 ft distant?).



                                The body had to have been moved after the cut to the throat, the question is, in what way?

                                Phillips, and no doubt everyone at the time believed the body had been pulled away from the wall as found, on its back. I think this is not necessarily correct.
                                She could just as easily have been rolled over from initially been face down, or facing the wall, away from the saturated side of the mattress to end up on her back in the position seen in the photograph.


                                Nothing 100% clear.
                                All of which just shows why it is possible to say left and right handed. and thus answering Pierre's question.

                                As normal a pleasure to debate with you Jon.

                                Steve
                                Always a pleasure Steve, the feeling is mutual.
                                Regards, Jon S.

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