Set a reminder to watch live on April 15 at 10:15 a.m. ET: The trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, is continuing in Minneapolis.
The defense presented medical expert testimony Wednesday. Dr. David Fowler, a forensic pathologist and former Maryland chief medical examiner who reviewed Floyd’s case for the defense, testified he believes Floyd died of a sudden cardiac arrhythmia due to his underlying heart disease during his restraint and subdual by police.
Fowler testified that Floyd had “so many conflicting potential mechanisms of death” that he considers the manner of death to be undetermined. Medical examiners in determining manner of death can choose one of five classifications — homicide, natural, accidental, undetermined or suicide.
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