Melissa Sims

Melissa Sims

Regional Medical Examiner at Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)

Update Profile
Company:
Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)

General Information

Experience

Forensic Pathologist  - GBI

Medical Examiner  - GBI

Recent News  

Dr. Melissa Sims, a forensic pathologist for the GBI, testified that the complex skull fracture and related injuries were consistent with having been inflicted.
Sims also testified that the injuries were such that the child would have showed symptoms of immediate lethargy and unconsciousness. Sims testified that the injuries the baby received could not have been incurred from a fall of less than 15 feet.

Read More

The state wrapped up it's case Monday with four final witnesses, including GBI medical examiner Melissa Sims.She testified Hawkins received between 37 to 39 stab wounds and blunt force trauma wounds to the face.She said Hawkins also had defensive wounds on her hands where she tried to fight off her attacker."She had 14 wounds to the hands," Sims said."This is consistent with someone who is trying to fend off their attacker."She said the autopsy showed Hawkins died after bleeding out from a stab wound to the arm."I can't give you the exact length of time that she could have lived with that stab wound," Sims said."But it could be anywhere from several minutes to 10 minutes at the most."Sims said Christopher - who was just 4 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 64 pounds - received a 6-inch cut to the throat and several cuts to the head and groin area.Several jurors appeared upset when Sims testified about the autopsies and several family members of the victim had to leave the room.

Read More

The autopsy, which was conducted by GBI Regional Medical Examiner Dr. Melissa Sims, found that the boy died from "sudden unexplained infant death associated with bed sharing," Galpin said.
Sims listed the manner of death as "undetermined," Galpin said.

Read More

Browse ZoomInfo’s Directories