The high temperature that day reached 92 degrees outside; some estimates had the temperature inside the 2011 Hyundai Tucson at or near 140 degrees.
Regardless of how long it took, Cooper’s death was agonizing, Frist testified.
“I believe he went through various stages as he was passing,” he said. “He would’ve experienced nausea, a headache, dehydration, seizures, anxiety …”
Frist said he doubted there would’ve been any odor of decomposition, as three Cobb police officers have already testified, emanating from the vehicle.
“I don’t believe you have decomposition of smells per se,” he said. “I don’t think that type of smell was there. But when we get to 4 p.m. in the afternoon you’d have a stale odor of someone who had been breathing a long period of time, sweating a long period of time, gases released from GI tract, urinating.”
He described a stale odor, “a different smell than normal.”
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