Dr. Mark Heath Submits Medical Report Documenting Execution

On March 5, 2018, counsel submitted Dr. Mark Heath’s report from his medical examination of Doyle Hamm right after the execution. The accounting is harrowing:

Lower extremity puncture wounds (photo 1):

2 Left medial malleolus (photo 2)

2 Right leg, medial aspect, upper calf (photo 3)

1 Right medial malleolus (photo 4)


Right inguinal puncture wounds (photo 5):

There is a large tender hematoma/ecchymosis in the right inguinal region, with diffuse subcutaneous discoloration bordering the margins. The upper thigh and lower abdomen are tender.

There are approximately 6 puncture wounds approximately 2 cm inferior to the inguinal ligament. There is partial overlap of some of the puncture wounds making it difficult to determine precisely the number of separate needle penetration events.

The femoral artery is pulsatile, with no appreciable enlargement.


Total of 11 lower extremities and right inguinal puncture wounds (photo 6)


Read the report here:

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