When asked by prosecutor Paul Dunkels, QC, if it would be right to say the wounds to his face and neck would have proved fatal she replied: “It is yes. There are major arteries and veins running down the side of the neck.”
Regarding Flournoy, Dr Jeffery said between 150-200 shotgun pellets were found in his torso and around the thigh area in two separate blasts.
She said he was hit in the back in a “close quarter discharge”.
Prosecutors argue Flournoy and Griffiths were trying to force Haigh to smuggle drugs from Brazil into the UK and Stone was being threatened to repay a £30,000 drug debt.
The court had heard on the night of June 16 Haigh rang a friend of Stone’s to ask if he could stay the night at his house in St Austell because two men had turned up at the farm and one had hit him over the head with a piece of wood.
From the witness box Stone’s friend Raye Watts said Haigh arrived around 10pm and burned a black bin bag in an old oil drum outside the property, claiming it was rubbish.
Under cross-examination from John Elvidge, QC, representing Haigh, Watts admitted he did not tell the police about the burning incident until earlier this month because he was scared.
He said he lied in his initial police statements because he was threatened over the telephone by people looking for Flournoy and Griffiths.
Mr Elvidge accused him of lying about the black bag to protect Stone.
The trial continues.