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Bob Woolmer was murdered, says pathologist

I am sticking to my findings, says Dr. Seshaiah

Jamaica: The pathologist, who ruled the death of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer a homicide, is standing by his report despite a contradictory conclusion by three other doctors and the police, a Jamaican newspaper reported Wednesday.

"I am sticking to my findings. He was murdered," Dr. Ere Seshaiah told The Jamaica Observer.

The police relied on Dr. Seshaiah's autopsy in March when they announced that Woolmer, 58, was strangled in his hotel room a day after his heavily favoured team was eliminated from World Cup.

The announcement shocked the cricket world and triggered a high-profile homicide investigation. But, on Tuesday the Jamaican police said independent pathologists from Britain, South Africa and Canada determined that Woolmer died of natural causes and closed the murder probe.

Dr. Seshaiah, who has not responded to requests for comment from The Associated Press, told the Observer he was confident the coach was slain.

"Woolmer is not a first for me," he said. "I have been doing autopsies here since 1995."

An Opposition lawmaker called for Dr. Seshaiah to be fired. AP

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