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Florida Medical Examiner: Taser Contributed to Man's Death

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The 50,000 volt electric shock from a Taser gun contributed to the 2004 death of a Lee County man, according to Associate Medical Examiner Barbara Wolf.

Byron Black, 39, of Fort Myers died in a hospital after deputies used both a stun gun and pepper spray to subdue him. All drug tests were negative according to the autopsy.

More than 100 people have died in the US and Canada since 2001 after being shocked with a Taser, including several in Florida. However, this case is significant since it is the first time that the Taser gun is mentioned as a contributing cause of death in the official autopsy report.