Medical Examiner says Sumner Co. slayings one of worst cases he’s dealt with

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Dr. Feng Li is the chief medical examiner for Metro Nashville and Davidson County.  

He examined the bodies of the eight victims found dead in Westmoreland last month and says it’s one of the worst cases he’s ever had to deal with.  

Li says the bodies of each of the eight victims were gruesome and bloody.  

The suspect in the killings, Michael Cummins, was booked on Friday and charged with eight counts of first-degree murder.  

Li says all the victims died from blunt force injuries to the head such as bruises, scrapes, and skin-splitting.  

They also sustained skull fractures and bleeding on the brain, according to Li.  

Li says the exams have been difficult for him and other doctors to process.  

“Very difficult to deal with, emotionally and physically, especially when you see so many victims in a family,” Li said.  

“A lot of blood on them, on the clothing, on the body,” he said.  

Li says the type of weapon used in the killings is still unknown and under investigation. 

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