Choose says he’ll declare a mistrial if prosecution witness “even mentions” carbon monoxide blood checks


After the protection rests its case, Choose Peter Cahill will enable the prosecution to name a witness to rebut among the testimony by protection skilled witness, Dr. David Fowler. However the decide mentioned that he’ll restrict what the witness can testify about.

Throughout a courtroom continuing this morning previous to the jury coming in, either side argued over the rebuttal testimony.

Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell advised the decide that the prosecution had new proof to current concerning carbon monoxide in George Floyd’s blood. Yesterday, Dr. Fowler, a retired forensic pathologist, mentioned it was attainable that carbon monoxide ingestion from the tailpipe of the automobile that Floyd was pinned on the bottom close to may have contributed to his loss of life.

Protection lawyer Eric Nelson mentioned he opposed permitting the prosecution to current this proof and name its rebuttal witness. Nelson argued that the disclosure of those new check outcomes was premature. He mentioned that he solely acquired the knowledge final night time after courtroom had wrapped for the day.

The prosecution indicated in courtroom that the witness they’ll name to rebut Fowler’s testimony is Dr. Martin Tobin, a pulmonologist that testified at trial that Floyd died of “low oxygen ranges.”

The decide dominated that Tobin can testify nevertheless, he isn’t allowed to inform the jury in regards to the check outcomes. He mentioned that any point out of those data will end in a mistrial.

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