Christopher Beckman 34, was in jail accused of DUI. He becomes involved in some sort of "struggle" with jailers. During the incident, his head is injured. He dies in a hospital on May 28, 2007. The Medical Examiner (the one that actually performed the autopsy) cites Beckman's head injuries as cause of death.
Former guard, Gavin Douglas Littlejohn, 26, of Oklahoma City, is accused in a criminal charge of violating the inmate’s civil rights by using so much excessive force against the inmate that the inmate died. He has admitted striking the handcuffed inmate three times, but said he "...didn’t even hit that dude hard.”
Defense team brings in a $400-an-hour expert who reviews the files, and who then suggests "excited delirium" as a possible cause of death... [LINK]
From a post made almost two years ago: [LINK]
...How strange that he died, because you really didn't punch him any harder than all the other people you've been punching over the years. It's very strange that this one would die so easily. But you did notice that his head felt quite a bit softer than normal. ... The judge demands, "How did the victim die?" You tentatively offer the suggestion, "It was Excited Delirium, m'Lord."
Sometimes my ability to foresee the future frightens even me.
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