Farmington Hills, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Farmington Hills woman charged with murdering her husband could be exonerated at a hearing on Wednesday.
The Oakland County Medical Examiner has ruled that the death of Farmington Hills attorney Lloyd Johnson was an accident. L. J. Dragovic tells Action News he determined that it was "penetrating trauma to the lower back and complications" that caused Johnson's death.
He says the death is related to an old wound from a boating accident. However, other factors included morbid obesity and diabetes.
The ruling comes one day after Johnson's wife, Laura, was released on a $10,000 personal bond.
Action News caught up with Laura Johnson after the medical examiner's findings were released. "I knew it all along. It proves what I've been saying. He was a very sick man," Johnson said.
When asked if she is angry about being jailed and not being able to see her 2 kids or attend her husband's funeral, Johnson said "Anger is not going to get me anywhere."
Late Tuesday afternoon, Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper said she had not received the autopsy findings yet. She says she will reveal what she will do next in this case at a hearing for Laura Johnson on Wednesday.
On Monday, Cooper said she was not sure the forensic evidence in the case of Laura Johnson can support the prosecution's theory beyond a reasonable doubt. That is why Johnson was released on a personal bond.
Lloyd Johnson had a serious infection along with damaged organs. Investigators say they found bizarre evidence in the couple's home including human tissue samples and bloody bedding.
Laura Johnson was arraigned on charges that she killed her husband. She faces Homicide (2nd Degree), Manslaughter, and the Unauthorized Practice of Medicine.
Lloyd Johnson was an attorney, who once worked in Geoffrey Fieger's office.
Action News will continue to follow this developing story and bring you any updates.
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