Bolivar County Deputy Coroner J.O. Trice said he considered the death of Williams a homicide and attributed it solely to the TASER. "The cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia that was induced by the electrical tasing device (TASER)," he said on Saturday. "The young man was quite healthy for a 30-year-old fellow."
Toxicology test results are pending. Drugs may have played a role. There's been no mention of "excited delirium".
What's nice at this point is that, unlike even a couple of years ago, Taser International doesn't [corrected typo] have what it would take to be able to influence or change these findings. Their grip on coroners has slipped.
Findings like this are about to become a whole lot more common.