(AP) The probes of the officer's Taser hit her left arm and hip [That's TRANSCARDIAC in case you didn't notice], said Dr. Larry Lewman of the state medical examiner's office. Owens had a history of heart disease and that was the cause of death, Lewman said Friday. He said he would do more research to determine what effect the electrical shock had on her pacemaker. "A healthy person would not have died this way," Lewman said. The autopsy report said her heart disease was the cause of death.
"A healthy person would not have died this way."
But an un-tasered person would very likely not have coincidentally died of 'heart disease' on that day, that hour, THAT EXACT MINUTE*.
(* "...immediately..." [LINK])
This is a clear example of a taser "associated" death where the taser is given a free pass.
Thank you Dr. Lewman for proving such a crystal clear example of how this sausage is made. Yes Siree Bob, heart disease death starting "immediately" coincident with the application of the taser. The taser that is so "safe" that it can be used on anyone, even elderly women with heart disease, because a taser death is "impossible".
Even the NIJ had concerns about using tasers on the elderly!!
Dr. Lewman et al might wish to review the following: [LINK].