Medical Examiner Fired

El Paso – El Paso County's embattled medical examiner has been fired.

County Commissioner Veronica Escobar said the board voted 3-1 Monday to fire Dr. Paul Shrode. His flawed testimony in a 1997 murder case has prompted Ohio authorities to recommend a death sentence be overturned.

Shrode has been under fire in El Paso over questions about his resume and lack of board certification in forensic pathology.

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