Jill Mullins said she believes her husband's killer is at large., Manatee County Sheriff would have you believe that Mr. Pat Mullins wanted to kill himself, Palmetto Fl High School Teacher Pat Mullins Ties Himself To an Anchor and Shoots Himself in The Head With a Shotgun His Body Found But No Blood In Boat Oh Really CSI Manatee County?, shotgun has not been found
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
If you are a gun person and you have ever shot anything at close range with a shotgun you know what happens, to find no blood splatter in Mr. Mullins boat indicates to me he was not shot in his boat. There are three basic types of shotguns, pump, automatic, and double/single barrel breech loading, the first two eject shotgun shells when fired the third does not, all are fairly heavy and the “usual” firing position for a shotgun is held to your shoulder with one hand on the barrel or slide and the other on the trigger, it would be somewhat difficult to shoot yourself in the head with any one of the three types of shotguns, especially on a rolling boat. The only way to shoot yourself in the head with a shotgun would be to hold the barrel pointing at your head with say your left hand and pull the trigger with your right thumb, if your are right handed. I have a pump shotgun and it is 24 inches from the end of the barrel to the trigger, it is possible to do, but you might also break your thumb from the shotgun retort. I was aware of a suicide in Panama City Fl where the man went to a public park sat on a bench, took off his right shoe and sock, pulled a single barreled 20 gauge shotgun from a duffel bag, held the shotgun to his heart and pulled the trigger with his big toe, in the autopsy report there was massive damage to the heart and his big toe was broken and the skin was torn away from the top of the toe. Did Mr. Pat Mullins have shoes on or off when his body was found, was there any indication that any of the toes or his thumbs might be broken and/or damaged from the retort (kick) of the shotgun blast?
PAT MULLINS SMALL BOAT FOUND ADRIFT.