Friday, January 19, 2007

Teen keeps bullet in head

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Joshua Bush, 18, points to the bullet that remains in his skull at his home in Port Arthur on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007. Police officials want to have the bullet removed while Bush wants control over how and when it's removed. Police claim the slug is evidence of criminal activity. Bush claims another person shot him with a different calibre handgun than the police seek.

Joshua Bush, left, talks about the bullet that remains in his skull, as his sister Lakisha Bush, right, listens at the Bush home in Port Arthur. Bush plans to have the bullet removed after an upcoming trial and said the bullet slug will exonerate him.

Please read, "Teen says bullet in his head will exonerate him" by Ryan Myers.

UPDATE 13 May 2008: Please also read "Groves teen with bullet in head pleads guilty" by Ryan Myers.


Phlip said...

Those are good, like the way you framed them.

I agree, his head is not his property and I too would would want to choose the surgeon and would be concerned they'd switch the bullet.

Still I wonder what really happened and if we will ever know.

Lindsay Beyerstein said...

Nice shots.

I'm shocked that a court would issue not one, but two warrants authorizing the cops to go spelunking in a kid's skull.

Do you know if Bush had an opportunity to go to court and challenge the warrants? My buddy in law school says that whenever there's forced surgery involved, the would-be patient has the right to an attorney and a hearing with the right to appeal in order to determine whether the state has the right to cut him open.

Mark M. Hancock said...

The police have only gotten search warrants. There has been no hearing about it. They do plan to put him on trial for something else.

Lindsay Beyerstein said...

Thanks for the update, Mark.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Thank you for the link. :-)