Autopsy: Single bullet killed Australian athlete
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The bullet that killed an Australian baseball player in a random attack this month collapsed both his lungs, fractured two ribs and tore through his aorta and pulmonary artery before lodging in his shoulder, the state medical examiner said Tuesday.
The medical examiner's autopsy report supports the theory of Duncan police that Christopher Lane, 22, of Melbourne, was shot with a small-caliber weapon from behind by someone passing him in a car and that the shooter intended to kill the athlete by aiming for his upper torso.
Lane's mother, Donna Lane, and American girlfriend, Sarah Harper, placed significant items around his coffin, including his baptismal shawl and school uniforms.
"The bullet has a small caliber, is made of gray metal, with no jacket and has a round nose and visible markings that appear slightly deformed on the side," the autopsy said.
The report suggests the bullet entered Lane's lower back on an upward trajectory, struck two ribs and passed thr
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