George Floyd died ‘because he had no oxygen in his body,’ second forensic medical expert saysavril 8, 2021
George Floyd died because he couldn’t get enough air to breathe, a second expert witness testified in the Derek Chauvin murder trial on Thursday.
“Mr Floyd died of positional asphyxia, which is a fancy way of saying he died because he had no oxygen in his body,” said Dr Bill smock, a forensic medical specialist and police training doctor called to testify by the state. “When the body is deprived of oxygen, in this case from pressure on his chest and back, he gradually succumbed to lower and lower levels of oxygen until it was gone and he died.”
Earlier in the day, Dr Martin Tobin, a lung specialist, reached a similar conclusion on the stand.