by (one's) own hand

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by (one's) own hand

Committed by oneself or as a direct result of one's actions. Though she put everything she had into the company, it was by her own hand that it became marred by corruption and scandal.
See also: by, hand, own
References in classic literature ?
The closing scene reveals Jocasta slain by her own hand and Oedipus blinded by his own act and praying for death or exile.
Yet one day there is a multiple shooting in the girls' room of their affluent suburban Baltimore school, during which Hat is killed, Josie injured, and Perri fatally wounded by her own hand. That Perri was the shooter is never in doubt, but Detective Lenhardt, in charge of the case, questions parts of the lone survivor's story.