Prosecution is resting its case within the capital homicide trial of a former nurse accused of killing 4 sufferers at an East Texas hospital
TYLER, Texas — Protection attorneys will start calling witnesses Wednesday within the capital homicide trial of a former nurse accused of killing 4 sufferers at an East Texas hospital.
Prosecution was resting its case Wednesday morning on the trial of in William George Davis, 37, of Hallsvillle, after 11 days of presenting proof and skilled testimony, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported.
Davis is accused of injecting air into the brains of 4 sufferers after coronary heart surgical procedure on the Christus Trinity Mom Frances Hospital in Tyler in 2017 and 2018. Throughout restoration from their surgical procedures, the 4 — John Lafferty, Ronald Clark, Christopher Greenway and Joseph Kalina — all suffered unexplained neurological occasions and died.
Dr. William Yarbrough, a Dallas-area pulmonologist and professor of inner medication, supplied skilled testimony Tuesday, explaining to the jury how injecting air into the arterial system of the mind causes mind harm and dying.
Yarbrough stated he was in a position to decide there was air within the arterial system of the victims’ brains by viewing pictures from mind scans — one thing he stated he had by no means earlier than noticed in his a long time in medication.
He dominated out blood stress issues and every other trigger apart from the injection of air, and stated it should have occurred after the surgical procedures as a result of the problems occurred when the sufferers had been in restoration.
On cross-examination, Yarbrough stated the majority of his work is spent representing hospitals in medical malpractice fits.
Dr. Kennith Layton, a radiologist who focuses on diagnostic radiology and neuroradiology in Dallas, additionally testified that he may inform the substance within the sufferers’ mind was fuel.
“I feel it was air however I can’t exclude the truth that one other substance may’ve been injected,” Layton stated.