CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBSDC) - Prosecutors have to prove beyond reasonable doubt the way that George Huguely V killed his ex-girlfriend, Yeardley Love if they want him convicted of 1st degree murder. On Tuesday they called a neuropathologist to the stand to prove died of blunt force trauma.
Dr. Christine E. Fuller of Virginia Commonwealth University testified that she found a lot of small bruises and bleeding on Love’s brain; the type of bruising that could only be caused by a tall fall, the jerking motion of a car crash or a “punch” like being “punched against a wall,” reports Bruce Leshan of 9 News Now.
This falls in line with bleeding in the brain stem which could also be caused by a forceful motion, like a torque or a twisting and turning. The brain stem controls breathing and heartbeat and is far more likely a possibility to have caused “sudden death”.
Dr. Fuller also addressed the possibility of Yeardly Love dying as a result of the CPR, to which she explained that for that to have happened there would have had to be a sudden rush of blood to the brain, which would have left very clear signs, of which there were none.