2015-09-16 / World News

New tests negate Nisman suicide possibility

The results of new tests on the gun believed to have killed Alberto Nisman appear to negate the possibility that the AMIA special prosecutor committed suicide.

Experts confirmed that three laboratory analyses performed on the gun tested positive for traces of gunpowder residue, according to new information. The .22 caliber Bersa that killed Nisman detected antimony, barium and lead in the electronic scans performed at the Scientific Laboratory of Tax Investigation, in the northern province of Salta.

A test performed in February on the prosecutor’s hands had detected no gunpowder residue.

The new tests seem to support the theory that someone else shot Nisman or cleaned the prosecutor’s hand. Some experts also said that if the environmental conditions of the tests had slight changes, the results could be different. (JTA)

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