Gannon Stauch Autopsy Photo: Letecia Stauch’s murder trial started again on Monday morning. According to investigators, the injuries on Gannon Stauch’s body show that he fought back to try to stop his attacker.
The first witness of the day was Dr. Susan Ignacio, who helped do the autopsy on Gannon Stauch in Florida. She says that Gannon was hurt by 18 sharp objects, 4 blunt objects, and a bullet.
Ignacio says that Gannon’s whole body had broken down, that some of his bones were visible, and that he was still wearing the clothes he was wearing when he died. Ignacio said that Gannon’s head was hurt by being hit, and that he had a hole in his jaw from a gunshot wound. The way the person died was ruled to be murder.
A toxicology report was done during the autopsy. Gannon had both Acetametaphine and Hydrocodone in his system. The medical examiner says that the Hydrocodone was unusual, but he didn’t know if the man had a prescription for it or not.
Gannon’s father, Al Stauch, was then called to the stand. He said that he had been given a prescription for Hydrocodone because he had hurt his hand. He kept the prescription in his nightstand and never gave any of his kids access to it. He said that only Letecia and he knew where it was.
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Monday morning, a medical examiner testified at the murder trial of Letecia Stauch. He talked about the wounds found on the body of Gannon Stauch, 11, who was killed.
Dr. Susan Ignacio, who said she was an assistant medical examiner in Largo, Florida, testified that she helped with Gannon’s autopsy on March 18, 2020.
As CrimeOnline has already reported, prosecutors say that in January 2020, Letecia Stauch stabbed, shot, and beat her stepson Gannon in the family’s home in El Paso County, Colorado. After a few months, his body was found under a bridge in Pace, Florida, stuffed into a suitcase.
Letecia Stauch is being tried for first-degree murder and other charges at the El Paso County Court in Colorado.
Ignacio said that Gannon had 18 injuries caused by sharp objects. Ignacio said that he had several cuts on his chest from a sharp object, like a knife or blade. He also had a deep cut and a broken skull on the back of his head from a very bad injury.
The victim tried to defend himself against the attacker by putting his hands up. This is likely what caused the cuts on his hands. Ignacio said that the victim had four cuts from a sharp object on the back of his right hand and another cut on the back of his left hand.