Dr. Martin Tobin, a prosecution medical expert in Derek Chauvin's trial, referenced tests done on George Floyd’s blood to refute a defense expert’s claim that carbon monoxide poisoning could have played a role in Floyd’s death, calling it “simply wrong."
Dr. Martin Tobin, a pulmonologist who testified as prosecution witness, returned to the stand at Derek Chauvin's murder trial, telling jurors that previously shared data showed George Floyd's level of carbon monoxide was ‘within the normal range’
Irish expert pulmonologist Dr. Martin Tobin today labeled defense witness Dr. David Fowler's inference that George Floyd died in part from carbon monoxide poisoning as "simply wrong."
Court will break until 10:15 a.m. when defense is expected to rest its case in front of the jury. State says their one rebuttal witness will be Dr. Martin Tobin, a lung and breathing expert based out of Chicago, who was on the stand last week.
Chauvin's attorney Eric Nelson officially tells the jury that the defense has rested. Prosecutors have called Dr. Martin Tobin (the Irish pulmonologist) to the stand as a rebuttal witness. (He was a very strong witness for the state)
Defense rests its case. State brings in Dr. Martin Tobin as its rebuttal witness. Watch:
Defense rests after Derek Chauvin tells court he will not testify. The prosecution has called breathing expert Dr. Martin Tobin back to the stand.
🚨🚨Just In: Defense for Derek Chauvin rests, the state recalls Dr. Martin Tobin for rebuttal. #GeorgeFloyd
Prosecution witness Dr Martin Tobin is clear. Floyd, in is opinion, died of lack of oxygen caused by three things the officers did. They way they held his handcufffs behind his back. The knee on the neck & back. And the concrete acted as a”vice” on #Georgefloyd ’s lungs.”
WATCH: State’s witness, Dr. Martin Tobin: “Yes, a healthy person, subjected to what Mr. Floyd was subjected to, would have died.” #DerekChauvinTrial
WARNING: This video contains disturbing images. “The toe of [Derek Chauvin's] boot is no longer touching the ground. That means that all of his body weight is being directed down at Mr. Floyd’s neck,” Dr. Martin Tobin, an expert on medical issues involving the lungs, testifies
Dr. Martin Tobin, a pulmonary expert: "A healthy person subjected to what Mr. Floyd was subjected to would have died."
The officers found no pulse in George Floyd and yet "the knee remains on the neck for 2 minutes and 44 seconds" That's how renowned pulmonologist Dr Martin Tobin concludes powerful testimony.
“Mr. Floyd died from a low level of oxygen and this caused damage to his brain and it also...caused his heart to stop,” Dr. Martin Tobin, pulmonology expert. #DerekChauvinTrail