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On the run from police in DeLand, Florida, Marlon Brown never expected this was how his life would end.
The officer had been chasing him for a seat belt violation. Brown's family calls it an execution, saying officer James Harris never slowed down or swerved to avoid hitting brown. But that's not what the medical examiner for Volusia County found.
In this autopsy report, Dr. Shiping Bao called Brown's death in May an "accident" and - most controversially - that the car did not - repeat did not - hit brown, because there were no pelvic or skull fractures.
Instead, the medical examiner found Brown died from "mechanical asphyxia" meaning the weight of the car cut off his oxygen.
The report was reviewed and signed by the chief medical examiner.
Bao, who has more than 3,000 autopsies under his belt, also performed the autopsy on Trayvon Martin after the teenager was shot by George Zimmerman.
On the stand in July, Bao had attorneys on both sides shaking their heads. First, he didn't remember details about his own autopsy. Then Dr. Bao tersely refused to let the defense attorney see his notes.
Attorney: May I see them please?
Bao: "I rather you do not see. This is my notes. Nobody saw that before."
Judge: "Dr. Bao, if you are going to be reading from your notes, both attorneys are entitled to see what you are reading from."
And finally, Bao suddenly offered a brand new conclusion about how long Trayvon Martin survived.
Bao: "I believe Trayon Martin was alive for 1-10 minutes after he was shot."
Prosecutor: "Are you saying his brain is still technically alive in other words?"
Prosecutor: "That's what you mean as far as still alive. His conscience, his brain is still alive?"
Prosecutor: "Okay. He can still feel pain, in other words?"
That conclusion was roundly mocked and things fell apart for Dr. Bao after that.
In August, Volusia County sent Dr. Bao a letter- notifying him he was going to be terminated. He was given 30 days to find another job. When he didn't quit- he was officially fired on September 6th, losing his $175,000 dollar a year job.
County officials wouldn't say why he was fired.
His lawyer says it was because the county needed a fall-guy to help subdue the anger after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder. And they're currently planning to sue the county. But this Marlon Brown case is only bringing more controversy to Bao's tenure.
WFTV, CFN 13, Deland Police Dept., Volusia County Jail via CNN Newssource