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Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Examiner details Colton Cook post mortem

By Jakob Postlewaite Jan 13, 2023 | 3:19 PM

Yarmouth Courthouse.

Details from the Chief Medical Examiner for Nova Scotia’s Medical Examiner Service on the potential cause of Colton Cook’s death.

Warning, this story contains graphic and disturbing details.

Dr. Matthew Bowes participated in the post mortem examination of Colton Cook’s body.

He offered his expert opinion that multiple injuries contributed to Cook’s death including sharp force injuries to his right eye and chest, and a shot gun injury to his back.

Dr. Bowes said the wounds were clearly homicidal injuries.

He also elaborated on what he called “partial destruction” of Cook’s body following his death saying one leg had been amputated with an attempt at amputating the other.

Dr. Bowes also speculated on the type of ammunition used to cause the shot gun wounds, believing it to be bird shot.

Robert Rogers is currently standing trial for Cook’s death and faces charges of second degree murder and interference with human remains.

It’s the fourth day of the jury trial in Yarmouth Supreme Court.

Friday’s proceedings wrapped up early with the jury trial scheduled to resume in Yarmouth on Monday.


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