The defense in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd has has rested their case.He invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify on Thursday.The defense called several witnesses to the stand over the course of two days, including Dr. David Fowler, a pathologist who testified Wednesday that Floyd died of a sudden heart rhythm disturbance as a result of his heart disease.
Pathology expert tells Derek Chauvin's trial George Floyd had an enlarged heart that left him needing more oxygen to function - and drug use 'played a role' in his 'sudden cardiac death'
died from a 'sudden cardiac arrhythmia' due to his underlying heart disease, according to the medical expert witness for Derek Chauvin's defense.after Judge Peter Cahill denied a defense motion to acquit Chauvin.Contrary to all other medical experts, including Dr Andrew Baker, the Hennepin County chief medical examiner who performed Floyd's autopsy, and cardiologist Dr Jonathan Rich, Fowler concluded that Floyd suffered cardiac arrest during his restraint by police.
Dr. Jonathan Rich, a cardiologist called to testify in the trial of Derek Chauvin, said on Monday that George Floyd’s heart was not the main cause of his death.He also ruled out a drug overdose.“Mr.George Floyd died from a cardio pulmonary arrest,” Dr. Rich said.
George Floyd died due to a lack of oxygen and not due to drugs found in his system, an expert witness has told his murder trial.Dr Jonathan Rich, a cardiology expert from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, rejected defence theories that Mr Floyd died of a drug overdose or a heart condition.
A cardiologist testified in former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial Monday that George Floyd had an “exceptionally strong heart,” undermining the defense claim that preexisting heart issues played a major role in Floyd’s death.Dr. Jonathan Rich, retained by the prosecution as a heart expert, said there was “absolutely no evidence” that Floyd had a negative heart condition.
Multiple medical experts called by the state have reached the same conclusion Yet another medical expert in the Derek Chauvin trial has testified that George Floyd didn’t die because of a fentanyl overdose or pre-existing heart problems.Instead, according to cardiologist Dr Jonathan Rich, an expert witness called by the state, Mr Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for minutes, along with other police restraints, triggered a cardiopulmonary arrest that killed him.