is described in most of the literature as a rare condition, (4, 5) caused by sudden compression of the thoracoabdominal region and Valsalva maneuver is necessary for the development of the syndrome.
They would invite the poor homeless victim to their living quarters with promises of drink, food and merriment As soon as the guest was drunk enough, Hare would wrestle him to the floor and close his mouth and nostrils with his hands, while Burke would sit on the poor victim's chest, a combination of intoxication, smothering and traumatic asphyxia
Pathologist Dr Anthony Burdge said James, who was a fit young man, had died from traumatic asphyxia
At an inquest in West Bromwich, Sandwell deputy coroner Mr Robin Balmain said the cause of death was traumatic asphyxia
Forensic pathologists said a postmortem did not show typical signs of traumatic asphyxia
A post mortem showed he died of traumatic asphyxia
The coroner said a Home Office pathologist found Sgt Powell had died of multiple injuries, and Sgt McLaren of traumatic asphyxia
Two prosecution pathologists said he died of traumatic asphyxia
- similar to the crush victims of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster of April 1989 - where he could not breath and there was a lack of oxygen and blood to the brain.
A post-mortem gave the cause of death as traumatic asphyxia
caused by crushing.
Pathologists said the post-mortem showed Paul was likely to have suffered from traumatic asphyxia
- but it was not clear whether that was in the initial crush or while in the pile of casualties.
But Anne claims Kevin was alive at 4pm and did not die from traumatic asphyxia
During the five-week trial the court heard the prosecution allege Mr Hughes suffered traumatic asphyxia
, similar to the crush injuries suffered by the Hillsborough Stadium victims.