The witness, in her testimony, completely disputed the admission of the toxicological examination that attributes Georgina’s death to poisoning from a strong dose of ketamine, saying characteristically that the substance in question is a safe drug and not a poison
The trial of Roula Pispirigou continues in high tones before the MOD, where the coronerexpert witness Ourania Dimakopoulou, called by the defense to study the scientific evidence of the casestated that Georgina did not die from ketamine administration.
The witnessin her deposition, fully challenged the admission of the toxicology test who attributes Georgina’s death to poisoning from a strong dose of ketaminesaying characteristically how the substance in question is a safe drug and not a poison.
The witness stated in court that “ketamine poisoning does not exist” adding, when asked by the president, that the scientific position is that the cause of death “is malnutrition on the ground of atrophy of essential organs(of the heart, lungs and kidneys) on the ground of reactive eosinophilia, on the ground of epilepsy”.
During its consideration by the president, the witness was asked why she is not mentioned in the report of the medical examiner Sotiris Bouzianis, who performed the examination, malnutrition but ketamine poisoning. Mrs. Dimakopoulou said that Mr. Bouzianis in his report “keeps his distance. In the conclusion, it does not say that it is a homicide.”
Chairman: But this is something that the court will decide.
The president’s phrase provoked the explosion of the defendant’s defense attorney, Alexis Kouyawho shouted: “Mercy! The medical examiner is called for this reason. I’ve done 1,000 murders and the coroner clearly says ‘homicide’.”
Chairman: The medical examiner decides within the framework of his competence.
Witness: The coroner must write down the five types of death. Of course he has to write! He writes pharmaceutical poisoning, according to the document given to him by Mr. Raikos. It does not do any evaluation.
Alexis Kougias: You will not destroy this witness either! You have made unanimous decisions on self-evident requests, you are influencing the judgment of the court, Mr. President… I have a sacred duty. I don’t sleep on this case. They are keeping an innocent woman in jail. Of course, it is mandatory for the medical examiner to write “homicide”… seven months becomes a discriminatory procedure against the accused.
The witness, in the continuation of her testimony, referred to amount of ketamine listed in the toxicological examination conducted by Professor Nikolaos Rakos.
According to the professor, an amount of 6.5 micrograms per ml was detected, which is fatal. The witness disputed the finding as, as he said, detected from blood taken from the heart, while emphasizing to the court that the amount in question is considered within therapeutic concentrations and limits. He added that “in the literature, there is no case of death in a hospital from ketamine in which someone is to blame. It is a safe drug. A hospital document states that the maximum dose for Georgina is two grams.”
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