Derek Chauvin’s defense attorney Eric Nelson continues to raise questions about George Floyd’s cause of death. Dr. Bradford Langenfeld, who pronounced Floyd dead at the hospital on May 25th, 2020 testified for the state Monday that it appeared to him hypoxia or oxygen deficiency led to Floyd’s death…

“And doctor, is there another name for death by oxygen deficiency? asphyxia.”

Nelson on cross-examination asked…

“There are many things that cause hypoxia that would still be considered asphyxiation, agreed? Correct. Certain drugs can cause hypoxia, agreed? yes. Specifically fentanyl? That’s correct. How about methamphetamine? it can.”

The defense is making the argument that Floyd’s drug use and pre-existing health conditions may have caused his death, and not the actions of Derek Chauvin.