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SBI Lab Report:  Firearms examination and identification


 

North Carolina
STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Department of Justice
RALEIGH
LABORATORY REPORT

 

TO: Detective J. D. Church
Guilford County Sheriff's Department

P. 0. Box 3427
Greensboro, North Carolina 27402
TYPE OF CASE: Arson/Homicide
LOCATION: Guilford County

SUBJECT:  PATRICIA GAIL KIMBLE (VICTIM)

 

DATE: November 27, 1995

SBI LAB NO.: R950021650

SBI FILE NO.: 1995-3251

AGENCY FILE NO.: 951009027
EXAMINED BY: P. D. Ware
MATERIAL SUBMITTED BY: H. L. Byrd

DATE OF OFFENSE: October 9, 1995

DATE SUBMITTED:  October 10, 1995

 

ITEMS SUBMITTED:

 

K-2 (Your Item 16) - Two (2) Remington, caliber 45 Auto cartridges.
K-3 (Your Item 17) - Two (2) Federal, caliber 45 Auto cartridges.
Q-1 (Your Item 6) _- One (1) Remington, caliber .45 fired bullet jacket and deformed lead core.
 

ITEM RECEIVED FROM S/A B. K. BISSETTE OF THE SBI SEROLOGY SECTION ON NOVEMBER 2, 1995:
 

K-1 (Your Item 15) - One (1) Glock, caliber 45 Auto, semi-automatic pistol, serial number ADK363, Model 21, with laser sight attached.
 

TYPE EXAMINATION REQUESTED:
 

Firearms examination and identification.
 

RESULTS OF EXAMINATION:
 

The Q-1 bullet jacket has the same class characteristics and a few microscopic similarities to test bullets fired from the K-1 pistol. However, neither Q-1 nor the tests fired in K-1 possess sufficient microscopic detail needed to conclusively determine that they were fired in K-1.
 

I, Michael F. Easley, Attorney General of the State of North Carolina, hereby certify that the form identified as: North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, Laboratory Report is a form approved by me for the purpose stated in G.S. 90-95(g) and approved by me in compliance with the said statute.

 

COPIES TO:
Mr. Horace M. Kimel, D.A.

SAC J. M. Burns
S/A J. D. Webster, II

 

THIS REPORT IS TO BE USED ONLY IN CONNECTION WITH AN OFFICIAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.
/James J. Coman/
James J. Coman, Director


This report represents a true and accurate result of my analysis on the item(s) described.

/Peter D. Ware/

Peter D. Ware

 

CONFIDENTIAL. This is an official file of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. To make public or reveal the contents thereof to any unauthorized person is a violation of the General Statutes of North Carolina.

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R8950021650
 

DISPOSITION OF EVIDENCE:
 

Both rounds of the K-2 ammunition were used during testing and will be retained by the examiner.
The remaining evidence is being retained in the Bureau Laboratory to be picked up within fifteen (15) days.
 

PDW:jgf

351

 

[Handwritten notes on the report]

Why not test more?

Only one round fired?

What would .45 cal bullet do at close range?

Why would different ammo be used?

Would detail depend on type of ammo used

Why wouldn't fingerprint test be used on gun

Any fingerprints on clip


PDF (Bates 350-351)

 

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