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Nailing a fake?
Man shot 34 times in head with nail gun
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australian police released Friday a shocking x-ray photo showing the skull of a murdered Chinese immigrant shot 34 times in the head and neck with a high-power nail gun.
Six nails that line up perfectly. Your picture is a fake.
I’m impressed by your collection of skulls penetrated by nails, but we stand behind the one we used.
We compared our handout of the skull x-ray with 34 nails embedded in it with the 2004 X-ray of the skull with 6 nails embedded in it. We sized them identically, increased their contrast, decreased their density and rotated to line them up within a very small tolerance. We were not able to line up even two nails in each picture exactly.
We obtained this handout image by email from the New South Wales police media unit, after speaking to their duty officer. Perhaps more to the point, this image is material which a police prosecutor may use in court as evidence, which adds to its integrity: GBU Editor