Assistant Medical Examiner Testifies About Gray's Injuries

Assistant Medical Examiner Testifies About Gray's Injuries

Assistant medical examiner Dr. Carol Allan will continue her testimony Monday in the trial of William Porter, one of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

Published December 7, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Assistant medical examiner Dr. Carol Allan will continue her testimony Monday in the trial of William Porter, one of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

Allan testified Friday that Gray died of a neck injury, and that his death was ruled a homicide.

Gray's injury, a spinal contusion near his brain stem, was so severe that it caused swelling, bleeding and tissue death. An autopsy report says Gray suffered the injury sometime between the second and fourth stop in the roughly 45-minute van ride between the scene of the arrest and when Gray was found unresponsive at the Western District station house, but could have been exacerbated because it wasn't treated right away.

Trial resumes Monday.


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(Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP Photo)

Written by Don Babwin and Eric Tucker, Associated Press

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