execution wound

execution wound

Forensic medicine A type of gunshot wound intended to kill the victim, which carries with it the legal implication of premeditation–ie, 1st-degree manslaughter; EWs are created by weapons discharged at close range or in contact, specifically to vital sites, usually the head. See Murder one.
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It doesn't look like an execution wound. It suggests that the gun went off by accident in the panic of the attack when it looked like Anni was trying to fight them off.