The murder trial of Derek Chauvin 2

What you need to know:

  • Dr Andrew Baker, a medical examiner who performed the initial post-mortem examination on the body of Floyd stated that his death was a homicide and attributed the death to fatal neck compression as well as positional asphyxia due to the posture in which he was restrained. 

The cause and manner of death are often crucial issues in a murder trial. And these, indeed, came up in the trial, in March this year, of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. 

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