(MIAMI, Fla.) — the jury hearing testimony in the murder trial of Adam Kaufman, the Florida real estate developer accused of strangling his wife to death in 2007, learned from a doctor who performed the woman’s breast augmentation months before her death that she had cited no potential medical problems, including the congestive heart failure the defense claims killed her.
Eleonora “Lina” Kaufman was found on the bathroom floor of her and her husband’s south Florida home in the early morning of Nov. 7, 2007. the prosecution alleges that the frantic 911 call placed by Adam happened moments after he strangled his wife to death. his defense attorneys say that Eleonora’s death was not murder, but a medical condition that suddenly turned deadly.
“Eleonora Kaufman did not suffer from congestive heart failure,” Dr. Tracey Baker, the plastic surgeon who performed breast augmentation on her, went on the record saying in court Tuesday.
Baker also said that he and his nurses and anestheologist did not find any cardiovascular problems while examining the 33-year-old mother of two. when asked about at any point before during or after the surgery whether there was anything unusual about the functioning of Eleonora’s heart, he testified, “she was normal.”
But when Adam Kaufman’s defense attorney, Albert Milian, cross-examined Baker, he asked whether it w…………… continues on WFJA Classic Hits and Oldies 105.5 FM