Gadhafi's final moments
October 20th, 2011
05:48 PM ET

Gadhafi's final moments

CNN Producer Raja Razek in Tripoli obtained this statement from NTC spokesman Mohamed Elkish on the Libyan interim government's description of the last moments of Moammar Gadhafi.

The statement was given in response to reports that Gadhafi was killed by Libyans who had captured him alive, Elkish said.  The information is based on what Interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril was told by the Misrata coroner's office and relayed initially at a Tripoli press conference:

" Gadhafi was captured alive and in good health.  He was wearing an undershirt, trousers, and armed with a gun. Gadhafi did not resist the arrest. He was arrested and while they were transferring him to the vehicle that will take him to Misrata, he was shot in his right arm. And they made it to the vehicle, put him in the vehicle, and as soon as the vehicle took off, it was caught in a crossfire between the revolutionaries and Gadhafi troops and that is when Gadhafi got a bullet in his head.

The coronor reported that Gadhafi died a few moments before arriving at the hospital where a sample of his hair was taken, were they found his artificial hair. They took a sample of his DNA and they took a blood sample and his blood was still hot when they took the sample. And a saliva sample from his mouth, and they took a sample from his face and a sample from his armpit. And it was by these samples, it was proven to them that it was Moamar Gadhafi himself. They took photos of him and attached it to the report.

There was communication with the [International Criminal Court]. The ICC wanted to send in a 3rd party or a coroner from the ICC before giving permission for burial but after the ICC received the reports of the samples attached with photos, the ICC gave them permission to burry Gadhafi.

Jibril added that [Gadhafi's son] Motasem is confirmed dead with a bullet in his head, two bullets in his neck and five bullets in his back.

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