Chauvin claims new evidence will show that he didn’t cause Floyd’s death
Derek Chauvin just won’t quit.
In a new motion filed in federal court on Nov. 13, Chauvin claims new evidence will show that he didn’t cause Floyd’s death. The convicted officer says he would have never pleaded guilty if he had known about the theories presented by a Kansas-based pathologist named Dr. William Schaetzel, who he started talking to in February. Schaetzel believes Floyd died from complications of a rare tumor called a paraganglioma, causing a fatal surge of adrenaline, not asphyxia from Chauvin’s actions.
“I can’t go to my grave with what I know,” Schaetzel said when explaining why he started communicating with Chauvin. “I just want the truth.”
While the pathologist didn’t examine Floyd’s body, he did review the autopsy report. Now, Chauvin is asking the judge who presided over his trial to throw out his conviction, and demanding a new trial or an evidentiary hearing.
One the same video, Floyd can be heard crying out, “I can’t breathe,” igniting protests around the country and amplifying the conversation of the correlation between police brutality and racism.
He is currently awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court to hear his appeal on his state court murder conviction.
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Source: Black Enterprise