On August 20th, details of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s injuries were released showing just how badly he was injured on April 19th. Dr. Stephen Ray Odom, who treated Tsarnaev while he was in Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, described his injuries during court proceedings on April 22nd: “He has multiple gunshot wounds, the most severe of which appears to have entered through the left side inside of his mouth and exited the left face, lower face…This was a high-powered injury that has resulted in skull-base fracture, with injuries to the middle ear, the skull base, the lateral portion of his C1 vertebrae, with a significant soft-tissue injury, as well as injury to the pharynx, the mouth, and a small vascular injury that’s been treated… [along with] multiple gunshot wounds to the extremities.”
What do you think of these details? Do they surprise you? Do you think police acted appropriately?
- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev injuries detailed: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/08/19/tsarnaev-injuries-detailed-court-filings/iosBu05QsC8fwGwMKHtdHL/story.html