Medical Examiner says all the children he examined who were killed were first-graders and that everyone was shot more than once—
Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) December 15, 2012
In a press conference, state medical examiner H. Wayne Carver has said that the children killed Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., were shot multiple times each, confirming what many had already feared.
Medical Examiner says each child he examined was shot '3 to 7 times.' Incomprehensibly brutal.—
Evan Trowbridge (@EvanTrowbridge) December 15, 2012
The Medical Examiner said all the victims were shot more than once and that he used a semi-automatic to kill them all.—
Akemi Mokoto (@Otaku2012) December 15, 2012
Just watched the medical examiner presser. He autopsied 7 victims that had 3 to 11 wounds per child. ELEVEN! This was unfathomable savagery—
Siri (@SLSiri) December 15, 2012
Many watching live were shocked not as much by the news but by the demeanor of the medical examiner.
This medical examiner is super weird. I guess maybe that goes with the territory.—
Teachey (@SagansBrain) December 15, 2012
I'm sorry but this medical examiner is a disgrace! Get him off tv now!! Cold n emotionless! Ban him from interviews,that was brutal!—
Vincent (@VlNSANlTY81) December 15, 2012
Piers Morgan accused the medical examiner of showboating, drawing an immediate backlash.
Others find it difficult to criticize someone who has just completed the job that Carver did.
Yes the medical examiner was inappropriate but before we judge him think about what a traumatic night he must have had—
Rebecca (@Beck79) December 15, 2012
Laughter is commonly used as a coping mechanism. The CT Medical Examiner bore witness to 20 brutally shot child bodies. Difficult for anyone—
Daniel Fein (@danieljfein) December 15, 2012
Leave the medical examiner alone! You ever hear of being nervous? Do you realize what he just had to do? I guess people can't be nervous now—
Marissa (@builtmybusiness) December 15, 2012
before ya'll get all over the medical examiner for his tv appearance – think for 1 sec what that man has had to endure for >24hrs. sheesh.—
Dawn Gulick (@DawnGulick) December 15, 2012
While emotions run high, it’s hard to imagine what Carver has seen inside Sandy Hook Elementary. The scene was so horrible, in fact, that not even parents have been allowed to view it.