‘Excited delirium’: the controversial defense that could be used in the Chauvin trial

‘Excited delirium’: the controversial defense that could be used in the Chauvin trial

The Guardian

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The disputed term is often used in fatal cases of police violence, but isn’t recognized by some major medical bodies

Throughout the first phases of the Derek Chauvin murder trial, the defense attorney Eric Nelson has made passing reference to the term “excited delirium” as he attempts to build a case for his client.

Nelson referenced the phrase during opening arguments, has asked a number of witnesses about the term and may well explore it when the defense gets to present its case.

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