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Goodson Trial: Doctor never considered Gray's death accidental

Jun 13, 2016
Originally published on June 10, 2016 3:53 pm

In the second day of a Baltimore police van driver's murder trial, prosecutors have called to the witness stand a doctor who did an autopsy on a man who died after his neck was broken in the back of the van.

Officer Caesar Goodson is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and other offenses stemming from Freddie Gray's death. Gray died April 19, a week after his spine was snapped in Goodson's van.

The state on Friday called its eighth witness, assistant medical examiner Carol Allan, who ruled Gray's death a homicide.

Prosecutors say Goodson gave Gray a "rough ride" and failed to call for medical help. Goodson's attorneys say Goodson did nothing wrong and followed orders.