Monday, April 30, 2007

Just the Facts: The Philip Workman Case

Fact: Exit wounds, without fail, are larger than entry wounds.

Fact: Lt. Ronald Oliver has an exit wound on his chest almost twice the size of the entry wound on his back.

Fact: Lt. Ronald Oliver was facing Philip Workman at the time that a bullet passed through his body.

Fact: Ballistics experts have said that Philip Workman’s Colt .45 was not the weapon that killed Lt. Oliver.

Fact: The other two policemen on the scene, Aubrey Stoddard and Steven Parker, claim that they never fired their guns at all.

Fact: Witness Steve Craig claims he saw Officer Parker fire a shotgun at Philip Workman.

Fact: Philip Workman had shotgun pellets removed from his buttocks.

Fact: If such a story is to be taken at face value, then Lee Harvey Oswald’s “magic bullet” has been surpassed in sheer absurdity. Perhaps there was a second gunman on the grassy knoll across from Wendy’s on that fateful day? Because it is a fact that a bullet fired from a .45 caliber gun does not abruptly turn 180 degrees in midair.



MemphisPI said...

I believe you meant to say "half the size" in your fact # 2. This is the excerpt from the reference linked to that fact

AI Index: AMR 51/009/2000 19 January 2000

3. Two ballistics experts havestated that the fatal bullet could not have come from Workman's gun. They state that the type of bullets he was using expand on entering a human body, and, if they exit,leave a bigger exit wound than the entry wound. The exit wound on Lt Oliver was half the size of the entry wound. In 1998, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals said that there was ''no doubt''that the fatal bullet could not have come from Workman's gun if it had left
Oliver's body whole. Although all the evidence, uncontested, indicates that the bullet did exit whole, the Court nonetheless speculated that the bullet may have fragmented.

Good job though on presenting this complex information.

Freedonian said...


Thanks. I stated it correctly, although perhaps not as clearly as I'd like. I was trying to emphasize that the wound on his chest was almost twice as big as the one on his back, making one the logical entrance and the other the logical exit.

Good to hear from you.