May 7, 2014 8:57 am

Experts explain Dorothy Woods’ cause of death at murder trial

A forensic pathologist testified has to the cause of death of Dorothy Woods at the trial of her husband, David Woods.

Devin Sauer / Global News

SASKATOON – It was another emotional day in court as the murder trial of David Woods, accused of killing his wife Dorothy, continued in Saskatoon.

Experts took to the stand Tuesday to explain the results of an autopsy and theories as to how the mother of two may have died.

Forensic pathologist Dr. Shaun Ladham concluded Dorothy was struck with an edged object, knocking her unconscious.

Ladham said she was then fatally strangled.

Under cross examination, the defence asked if there was evidence the body had been dragged.

Ladham said no.

The trial resumes Wednesday morning when the jury and members of the media, including Global News, will follow the route taken by Woods vehicle to Blackstrap on Jan. 2, 2012.

Police tracked the vehicle using GPS tracking units.

Dorothy’s body was discovered two days later in a culvert in the same area.

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