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Medical examiner testifies in Marine murder trial

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KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Forensic Pathologist William Goodhue testified that Ivy Harris was strangled.

"Ms. Harris had not been able to get sufficient oxygen to her brain, so she died," he said.

Goodhue was a witness for the prosecution in a military pre-trial hearing for Marine Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby.

He is charged with murdering Harris in May. Harris, a Las Vegas prostitute, was in Hawaii to celebrate her birthday. Hotel surveillance video shows the pair entering an elevator in the Aston Waikiki hotel on May 16. Cosby is seen leaving the hotel with a large duffel bag two hours later.

Harris's body was found near Yokohama Bay.

The autopsy also showed Harris had defensive wounds to her hands and wrists.

In a statement, defense attorney Lt. Col. Clay Plummer said: "Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby... is a combat decorated Marine who fought to defend the Constitution and is entitled to its presumption of innocence. When all the facts are before the court, the evidence will not prove him guilty."

The Article 32 hearing will determine if Cosby will face trial by court martial.

 

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