Chauvin trial forensic pathologist testifies that George Floyd's death is 'undetermined.'
A medical expert testifying for the defense in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin told jurors Wednesday the manner of George Floyd's death was "undetermined," contrary to various prosecution witnesses who labeled the death a homicide.
Dr. David Fowler, former head of the medical examiner's office in Maryland, said he believes that Floyd, due to his underlying heart issues, had a "sudden cardiac arrhythmia" while being restrained and subdued by police.
Several witnesses for the prosecution previously said Floyd diedfrom low oxygen due to law enforcement restraint. However, the chief medical examiner for Hennepin County who conducted the autopsy told jurors Floyd's heart disease was a contributing cause of his death.
"The law enforcement subdual and neck compression is just more than Mr. Floyd could take by virtue of his heart conditions," Dr. Andrew Baker said last week.
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