The forensic pathologist’s testimony and evidence is an irreplaceable part of the pursuit of justice in this case. But many commentators on social networks have noted that this infringes on the victim’s right to privacy, reducing the deceased’s body to merely a site of violence. The judge’s call was to close off this part of the trial to the public and social media, rightly so, but does this also highlight the differences in how black and white bodies are treated in death?