Bizarre suicide of Bible John.
The man police believe was Bible John may have killed himself for a THRILL.
John Irvine McInnes died in a pool of blood after slashing a huge artery in his armpit arm·pit
The hollow under the upper part of the arm below the shoulder joint, bounded by the pectoralis major, the latissimus dorsi, the anterior serratus muscles, and the humerus, and containing the axillary artery and vein, the infraclavicular part .
And the bizarre death may well have been the ultimate thrill of a sick psychopath psy·cho·path
A person with an antisocial personality disorder, especially one manifested in perverted, criminal, or amoral behavior. , it was claimed last night
Police hope to exhume ex·hume
tr.v. ex·humed, ex·hum·ing, ex·humes
1. To remove from a grave; disinter.
2. To bring to light, especially after a period of obscurity. McInnes - dead for 16 years - to confirm if he was Bible John, using DNA evidence Among the many new tools that science has provided for the analysis of forensic evidence is the powerful and controversial analysis of deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, the material that makes up the genetic code of most organisms. .
His death certificate shows he bled to death, aged 41, after slashing the brachial artery brachial artery
1. An artery that is a continuation of the axillary artery, with branches to the deep brachial, superior and inferior ulnar collateral, muscular, and nutrient arteries, and with bifurcations at the elbow into the radial and , which runs from the armpit to the elbow.
Experts say blood would have spurted out at high pressure, killing him within minutes.
Psychiatrist Dr Prem Misra said : "The picture is of a psychopath.
"There is a possibility that he got a kick out of this. It may have given him pleasure to bleed himself to death."
Dr Misra said such perversion was very rare - he had seen four similar cases in 20 years.
McInnes died at the family home in Queen Street, Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, in 1980.
If he was Bible John, he may have become frustrated as his kick lessened after each kill.
Dr Misra, of Parkhead Hospital, Glasgow, said McInnes may then have taken his own life - in search of the ultimate thrill.