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EXHIBIT 5

 

McKenzie Willamette Memorial Hospital
REPORT OF OPERATION

Date: 5-26-83

Patient's Name DOWNS, Christie A Attending Physician Dr. Wilhite

Room No. ICU Hospital No. 148216

Preoperative Diagnosis:

Postoperative Diagnosis:

Surgeon: Dr. Wilhite Assistants:

Operation: Removal of foreign body from back.

        INDICATIONS: X-rays revealed one of the bullets had lodged just underneath the
        skin on the left side medial to the scapula and just lateral to the exit wound of the
        other shot. The bullet is palpable.

        Under local anesthesia after prepping and draping, the skin was incised directly
        over the bullet and carried down through the skin. The bullet was easily recovered
        and removed under direct observation of the detective. The bullet was given to
        him and placed directly into an envelop. The wound was then closed with three
        stitches of 5-0 nylon. The wound was then dressed.

        The patient tolerated this procedure well. I then signed the envelop in which
        the bullet had been placed.

        SLW: pst 5-26-83/5-27-83

The shooting was on May 19th.  This procedure was on May 26 to remove a bullet that
remained under the skin.  Notice that the bullet was medial to the left scapula.  That is
an indication to me the bullet was centered to the left scapula, but if you will also note,
it was lateral to the exit wound of the other bullet.  That means it was above the scapula
toward the center.  The trajectory of both bullets was upward at no less than 45 degrees.
The evidence shows that Christie was lying down.  Christie testified in court that she was
sitting behind the driver's seat.  She could have not been sitting and have both bullets
travel upward.  Christie was not a witness.

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