An execution-style killing

2011-08-27 17:15

Lolly Jackson “had the living daylights shot out of him” by his killer, who ensured he was dead with a close-range “coup de grâce” to the head.

A leaked copy of Jackson’s postmortem report shows he stood no chance of survival.

Jackson – who would have turned 55 next month – was gunned down on May 3 last year at a house in Edenglen, Ekurhuleni.

More than a year later, his murder remains unsolved and the man wanted for his killing, George Smith (whose real name is George Louka), remains at large in Cyprus.

Dr David Klatzow – a forensic expert who was asked by Media24 Investigations to evaluate the report – was blunt in his appraisal.

“Somebody wanted to kill him (Jackson) very definitely.

It was a coup de grâce. He was shot with expanding bullets designed to disintegrate on impact. Somebody shot the
living daylights out of this guy.”

There has been speculation that Jackson tried to flee his killer while he was being shot at.

According to Klatzow, the report indicates that Jackson may have been “moving away” from the gunman.

According to the report, the bullets left 6mm entrance wounds, calling into question media reports suggesting that he was shot with a .22 pistol or a 9mm Parabellum.

One of the shots hit Jackson in the back. Another fractured a rib, “perforated the upper lobe of the left lung” and “terminated” in his heart. According to the report, a “rounded, deformed spent bullet” was recovered from Jackson’s chest.

Another bullet struck him in the side of the head. Five bullet fragments were retrieved from the cranial cavity.

Another lodged in Jackson’s stomach.

What may have been the final shot was fired at close range, 3cm, in front of the left ear. It left an area of dense “tattooing”.

Said Klatzow: “Tattooing is caused by unburnt powder which comes out of the muzzle and gets blasted into the skin.”

He said that shot was indicative of a “coup de grâce” fired at close range.

“I would think some of the shots hit him in the body and took him down. Somebody probably stood over him and fired the rest of the shots.”

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