Medical Expert On Taser Death

PoliceThe defense team in the manslaughter trial of former Winnfield, LA, Police Officer Scott Nugent had two experts testify on October 28, to try and convince the jury that Nugent was not responsible for the death of Barron “Scooter” Pikes.  Nugent, 24, is accused by prosecutors of using a Taser on Pikes, also known as Barron Collins, “eight or nine times,” which they say led to Pikes’ death following his arrest on an outstanding felony drug warrant on Jan. 17, 2008.

The two expert witnesses — one who took the stand in the Winn Parish Courthouse and the other who appeared via a videotaped deposition — attempted to poke holes in the testimony of one of the prosecution’s key witnesses.

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