Posted On: October 11, 2013 by Karen Olson

General Surgery Expert Witness Testifies In Head Injury Case

General surgery expert witness Dr. James Stone testified for the defense in the Morton County, IA, case against Colten Towry. Towry was found not guilty of manslaughter and negligent homicide in the death of Derek Oshkeshequoam. Dr. Stone is a general surgeon at the CRHC Surgery Center, Clarinda, IA, who specializes in critical care medicine and surgery. He testified that Oshkeshequoam’s head injuries were not the result of one or two punches but more likely from the injury he sustained when his head hit the concrete ground and then not being taken to the hospital until the next day. The jury did find the defendant guilty of aggravated assault.