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George Floyd died of lack of oxygen, doctor says

A pulmonologist said during the George Floyd death trial on Thursday that the victim died of suffocation due to low blood oxygen levels, after former police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee against his neck for more than nine minutes. George Floyd's family calls for a conviction from the police The expert categorically rejected Chauvin's defense theory that Floyd's drug use and poor health were the cause of his death. "A healthy person subjected to what Floyd was subjected to would have died," said Tobin, who is a prosecution witness and analyzed the medical records of the case. Using easy language to explain medical concepts, he told the jury that Floyd's breathing was severely weakened because he was face down in the street, handcuffed and with Chauvin and other Minneapolis cops...