Doctor Bradford Langenfeld, who attested to the death of George Floyd, said on Monday: Choking is the most likely cause of death, not a heart attackAs a defense for Derek Chauvin, a former police officer accused of murdering African Americans, he tried to demonstrate.
Langenfeld, who works at Hennepin County Medical Center (Minnesota), was one of the witnesses called to testify on Freud’s death in the trial against Chauvin on Monday.
During his testimony, he explained that he had treated the victim for 30 minutes on May 25, during which the doctor tried to resurrect him.Langenfeld said: “There is no obvious or obvious trauma that shows that he suffered something that caused bleeding and cardiac arrest.” In this sense, he said The most likely cause of his death was hypoxiaThat is due to hypoxia in the brain and other organs.
At this point, Blackwell interrupted him and asked him to clarify whether there was another name for “hypoxia”, and the witness replied that “asphyxia is a commonly understood term”.
Floyd was killed in May last year when four police officers tried to arrest him for using counterfeit banknotes to pay in a shop.During his arrest, Chauvin fixed him to the ground Press his knees on his neck until he stops breathing.
The former white policeman was charged with second-degree murder, with a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, and a maximum sentence of 25 years for third-degree murder. Second-degree murder can still be committed. Deprivation of liberty for ten years.
However, since he has no criminal record, Can only be sentenced to twelve and a half years in prison He was charged the first two times and sentenced to four years in prison for the third time.