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The Bomb that blew part of the leg off convicted bookmaker Walter Chomski of Mississauga left a hole in the floor of his 1973 blue Lincoln Continental. A tarpaulin held the car together when it was taken to the Centre for Forensic Science for a fine-tooth study. The bomb exploded under the car in Chomski's garage. His right leg was amputated at Mississauga General Hospital and he also suffered burns; multiple fractures and wounds from metal fragments of the car. Open in full size

The Bomb that blew part of the leg off convicted bookmaker Walter Chomski of Mississauga left a hole in the floor of his 1973 blue Lincoln Continental. A tarpaulin held the car together when it was taken to the Centre for Forensic Science for a fine-tooth study. The bomb exploded under the car in Chomski's garage. His right leg was amputated at Mississauga General Hospital and he also suffered burns; multiple fractures and wounds from metal fragments of the car.

Picture, 1974, English

The Bomb that blew part of the leg off convicted bookmaker Walter Chomski of Mississauga left a hole in the floor of his 1973 blue Lincoln Continental. A tarpaulin held the car together when it was taken to the Centre for Forensic Science for a fine-tooth study. The bomb exploded under the car in Chomski's garage. His right leg was amputated at Mississauga General Hospital and he also suffered burns; multiple fractures and wounds from metal fragments of the car.

Picture, 1974, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Crime - Bombs - Canada - Ontario

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0119706f