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Video: 'Dr. G' takes stand in College Park boyfriend killing case

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Updated: 5/22/2013 2:12 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Chief Medical Examiner Jan Garavaglia (Dr. G) took the stand in the Caryn Kelley trial Wednesday morning.

Kelley is accused of shooting her boyfriend, Phillip Peatross, to death inside her College Park home in 2011.

Dr. G said the shooting was a homicide, and not a suicide.
However, Kelley claimed that Peatross grabbed the gun from her during a, what investigators called a drunken fight, and shot himself.

Jurors had to look at more gruesome photos as the Dr. G talked in detail about the gunshot would that took Peatross' life.
Kelley put her head down briefly during the testimony.

Dr. G described it as an "unsurvivable injury," where the victim died quickly. She said the angle of the gun when it was fired was not consistent with most suicides, and the distance the gun was from the head, three to six inches, was not consistent with a suicide.

"The vast majority of suicides, like 98-percent, are contact. The barrel of the gun is pressed against the skin. This is not," Garavaglia said.

Defense attorneys also accused prosecutors of a discovery violation by asking Dr. G to testify about prescription pills that were not discussed in her depositions.

The judge agreed.

Dr. G is not allowed to talk about any drugs not found in the victim's toxicology tests.

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