DR. WERNER U. SPITZ, M.D.

Summary of Forensic Pathology Analysis of Bosko Murder

After reviewing a significant amount of the record evidence surrounding Ms. Bosko’s murder, including the autopsy notes, the crime scene video, pictures of Ms. Bosko taken by the Commonwealth, statements of the Norfolk Four, and Statements of Omar Ballard, Dr. Werner Spitz concluded that the wounds suffered by Ms. Bosko were inflicted by a single perpetrator, and were not inflicted by multiple assailants, as the Commonwealth has claimed. 

  • Dr. Werner Spitz’s Forensic Pathology Analysis of the Bosko Murder
  • Biography

    Dr. Werner U. Spitz, M.D., one of this country’s most experienced and well-respected forensic pathologists, is a Professor of Pathology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, Adjunct Professor of Pathology at the University of Windsor in Canada, and a forensic pathologist and toxicologist consultant.  He has served as the Chief Medical Examiner for Macomb County, Michigan, the Chief Medical Examiner for Wayne County, Michigan, and the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, Maryland. 
    Dr. Spitz has published more than ninety scientific articles in medical journals, as well as a textbook that is considered to be the leading authority on forensic pathology.  He has testified numerous times in high-profile cases, including the wrongful death suit against O.J. Simpson, and has testified before the House of Representatives regarding the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Martin Luther King, Jr.  During his 52 years as a forensic pathologist, he has either performed or supervised nearly 60,000 autopsies. 

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