Prosecuting attorney Jerry Blackwell took a direct shot at defense attorney Eric Nelson during his rebuttal argument, claiming that Nelson misinterpreted the law when discussing the cause of death during the defense.
“When he was talking about work-cause, he talks about fentanyl, heart failure, high blood pressure. He says that we have to show beyond a reasonable doubt that any of these other factors. Has not played any role, “Blackwell reminded the jury of what Jelson had said in the meantime. Its completion.
During his closing argument, Nelson argued that it was “nonsense” to suggest that these other factors did not play a role in Floyd’s death. He called on the jury to acquit his client on the basis of this fact. Blackwell said that this argument was “not accurate.”
“We need to prove that the defendant’s actions were a sufficient causal factor of his death. It is not the sole causal factor. It does not have to be the single biggest factor. It has to be just one. He,” Blackwell said said.
He went on to tell the jury that he hoped the judge would instruct him that his interpretation was accurate readings of the law.