Some things I collected after a quick search in the net:

Regardless of footwear and gender, it can be claimed that a forceful stomp or jump to someone’s head supported on the ground can cause facial and skull fractures. Thus, forceful stomps or jumps to someone’s head can cause potential fatal injuries independent of footwear, gender, or fitness level.

Biomechanical assessment of the injury risk of stomping


In 64% of cases there were fractures of the calvaria, skull base or facial bones. Injuries to the neck included fractures of the throat ‘skeleton’ in 29% (hyoid bone 14%, laryngeal cartilage/bone 15%); rib fractures were present in 1/3 rd cases and the liver was ruptured in 25%. 42% of the victims died of blood loss (internal or external), whilst 12.6% died of blood aspiration. – Circumstances of head injury.


What is a Crushing Brain Injury?
Head trauma from a crushing brain injury, as the name implies, occurs when the brain and skull are crushed—usually between two hard objects. The more forceful the crushing is, the more severe damage will be, but damage also depends on factors such as the location of the injury and overall brain health. For example, people who have vascular issues may suffer blood clots or strokes after a crushing brain injury.

Side Effects of a Crushing Brain Injury Head Trauma
A crushing brain injury causes damage to the brain, blood vessels, and skull, each of which can be life-threatening:

A skull fracture exposes the brain to further damage by robbing the brain of its protective case. Further, fragments of the skull may puncture the brain or blood vessels, causing more damage.
Most crushing skull injuries cause severe bleeds, as blood vessels are crushed under the weight of the skull or the objects that led to the injury. If severe enough, you can bleed to death. Even when the bleeding is relatively minor, it can cause damage to the brain or to surrounding structures, such as the spinal cord or sinuses.
The brain itself usually suffers extreme injuries as a result of a crushing brain injury. The severity of the damage depends upon the force behind the crushing, as well as the location of the damage. For instance, damage to the brain’s language centers can produce difficulties speaking or understanding language. The damage may be short or long-term, and may change over time. It’s common for brain injuries to continually produce new side effects, even as old side effects disappear.

Head Trauma: Crushing Brain Injury –

Does Stomping raise to the level of Death or Grave Bodily Harm?

IANAL, so you have to reach that decision by yourself. But I believe it is always good to find out before hand and have the information.

NEW YORK—Authorities have arrested 49-year-old ex-con Jarrod Powell for the brutal assault of Yao Pan Ma in East Harlem on Friday night.

The 49-year-old was charged with two counts of felony assault in connection with the attack, which left Ma in a medically induced coma.

East Harlem Stomping Suspect Arrested


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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

8 thoughts on “Does Stomping raise to the level of Death or Grave Bodily Harm?”
  1. It only takes 45 psi to break any bone in your body. Thats not much. Plan accordingly.

  2. I am, also, not a lawyer. I will say that stomping on someone’s head shows intent to hurt a person very badly. As a potential juror, if someone was attacked and had their head stomped on, or a third party witnessed a head stomping, and decided to end the stomping by emptying a magazine, I would find them not guilty.

  3. It’s been a few years but I’m fairly certain that the self defense law class I took, taught by a lawyer, taught that head stomps are universally considered by the courts to be capable of “grave bodily injury or death” and may be treated accordingly.

  4. The narrative will be “they were unarmed”

    To which the response must be, “They were armed with a concrete sidewalk. There is no difference between smashing someone’s head into a solid object and using a solid object to smash in someone’s head.”

    1. That’s a great way to explain it. I will have to remember that.

      I agree with the earlier points: any DA who charges a stomper with less than attempted Murder One should have his head examined and be replaced at the next election, if not sooner.

  5. “Thus, the evidence shows that Clinton kicked Vicki one time in the head with his hiking boot. The kick resulted in a cut on Vicki’s head which required stitches to close. Under the instructions as given, a rational trier of fact could have found beyond a reasonable doubt that the boot was of the type and used in such a manner that was likely to produce death or great bodily injury.”

    State v. Huston, 828 P.2d 301 (Idaho Supreme Court 1992)

  6. As a dumb kid getting in to dumb kid fights the unspoken rules were if both of you went to the ground the fight could keep going till someone got pinned. If one of you went to the ground the fight was over. Violating this rule was cause for the group to bum rush you.

    That rule held true going into a young dumb adult getting into dumb fights about dumb things up until I saw my first ground n pound and urban tap dance outside of a dojo. It’s intent to kill as far as I’m concerned but then my concern doesn’t jive with the law so whatcha gonna do.

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