Independent Autopsy: Hog-Tying Killed Man In Custody

An attorney says an independent autopsy shows a Tennessee man died in Mississippi police custody because he was hog-tied for an extended period and not because he took LSD.

Tim Edwards, an attorney for Troy Goode’s family, released the results during a press conference Wednesday in Memphis.

The state’s autopsy has not been released. DeSoto County District Attorney John Champion told The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/1Qv0lGO ) he didn’t know when it would be finished, but that a wait time of 6-8 months wouldn’t be unusual.

Edwards says Goode was left hog-tied and on his stomach for an extended period after his July 18 arrest in Southaven. He says the autopsy shows the position gave Goode trouble breathing, and when his heart couldn’t compensate, it went into cardiac arrhythmia and killed him.

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