Forensic Pathology Expert Witness Testifies In High Profile Case

Forensic pathologist Dr. Werner U. Spitz testified in the murder trial of Theodore Wafer. Wafer claims he acted in self dense in the death of Renisha McBride at Wafer’s home in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.  Dr. Spitz opined that swelling on McBride’s hands occurred when she was knocking on Wafer’s screen door and is consistent with the prosecution’s case against Wafer. Wafer contends the injury to McBride’s hands was a result of the airbag in the car McBride crashed more than three hours before her death.  Spitz testified that hands aren’t normally affected by an airbag.

Dr. Spitz is a Forensic Pathology and Toxicology Professor of Pathology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Toxicology, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He worked on the investigations of the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. He also testified at the trials of Casey Anthony and Phil Spector, the civil trial against O.J. Simpson, and consulted on the investigation of JonBenet Ramsey’s death.

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