"We tried to eliminate as many ligature
risks as possible," Peterson said.
An autopsy concluded the child's death was caused by "forcible restraint by ligatures
in a face-down position complicated by hyperthermia."
Her bed was pushed against a wall and the open sides were boxed in by the slatted sides of a cot, put together with ligatures
and the flex from a lamp, the court was told.
The present day elastomeric ligatures
are high molecular weight amorphous polymers that exhibit physical properties such as visco-elasticity creep and stress relaxation, and they are manufactured in two basic forms, i.e, cut or injection molded.
A two-day inquest heard Linsay Bushell, who had emotionally unstable personality disorder, was found unconscious under her bed with a ligature
around her neck in Broadoak Unit.
Therefore, in order to avoid ligature
failure, at least two ligatures
should be applied on each pedicle (FREEMAN, 1999).
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The jury heard Davidson and wife Geraldine, also a forensics expert, found DNA linked to Sinclair and Hamilton on all five ligatures
used on the girls.
All that is necessary is for the patient to leave their body in a position that tension will be maintained on the ligature
after the loss of consciousness.
Using the experimental setup described above (Figures 1 and 2), three different ligatures
made of different materials were tested: stainless steel, conventional elastomeric, and silicone ligatures
Figure 1 shows the specimen and the measurements made on the buccal surface in the site with no ligature
She was cutting, lots of ligatures
, sometimes she swallowed batteries."
The Birmingham coroner has warned people about the dangers of putting ligatures
around their necks following the death of a 13-year-old boy.
As an OpenType, Garamond Premier Pro does the usual pleasant little tricks in handling ligatures
, alternative forms of characters, and old-style figures very smoothly, but it also moves well beyond ordinary expectations in its range and complexity.