Friday, May 19, 2017, 10:22 AM
A Florida man's claims that his girlfriend choked to death on his penis during sex may not hold up in court.
According to the Sun Sentinel, a prosecution medical expert testified Thursday that it was highly unlikely Francisca Marquinez, 60, died while performing oral sex on Richard Henry Patterson. The 65-year-old was charged with second-degree murder for the October 2015 death of Marquinez.
"I don't think it's possible," associate Broward Medical Examiner Iouri Boiko told the courtroom.
Boiko, who performed the autopsy on Marquinez, said in order for the woman to have choked on her boyfriend's member she would have had no reaction to her airway being blocked for more than 30 seconds.
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"She will kick, bite, do something to prevent the blocking of the airway," he said. "It's the normal reaction."
The medical expert said that he could not determine exactly how Marquinez died because her body, especially her face and neck, was badly decomposed by the time the autopsy was performed.
Following her death, Patterson called an ex-girlfriend and his daughter instead of alerting police, the outlet reported. The former girlfriend brought Patterson to defense lawyer Ken Padowitz, who then called 911 and informed officers that Marquinez had died.
According to Padowitz, his client failed to immediately seek help because he was embarrassed about the nature of how Marquinez died. To prove that it was a mistake Padowitz previously asked the judge if Patterson could show his erect penis to the courtroom.
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"Although the object to be viewed is not a place but a part of the human anatomy, it is material and relevant," he said.
Broward Circuit Judge Lisa Porter still has not decided if she is going to comply with Patterson's request.