Medical examiner tells Fox: Pot in system could have made Michael Brown act ‘crazy’
The medical examiner who carried out a private autopsy on slain Missouri teenager Michael Brown suggested that reefer madness might have been to blame in the unarmed teen’s death.
Dr. Michael Baden conducted the second autopsy on Brown’s body and found that he had sustained six gunshot wounds, two to the head. The first autopsy — conducted by the St. Louis County coroner’s office — reportedly found that Brown had traces of marijuana in his system on the day he was killed.
Talking Points Memo reported that Baden was asked by Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on Monday, “Does the fact that they found marijuana, does that exclude the fact that there might be other drugs in his system or even that the marijuana was laced with anything? Is that the final analysis or could there be more information to come in terms of the toxicology?”
“Very important with marijuana is the levels of the different drugs that are present in marijuana to have an opinion as to whether or not he might have been affected by the marijuana, so that he may have been acting in a crazy way and may have done things to the police officer that normally he would not have done,” Baden replied.
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