Pierce told jurors the last thing he remembers is saying goodbye to his wife. He says he has a vague recollection of falling backwards.
Pierce testified that "I'm here because of god's grace and goodness. That goodness and love was transferred to emergency personnel and other hospital staff that worked on me."
He added, "I should be dead."
For a complete rundown of the Mann trial and more on Pierce's testimony, click here.
Dr. Felecia Epps with UALR's Bowen School of Law spoke to THV's Charles Crowson on "Today's THV This Morning" on her interpretations of the trial.
She points out that the case against Dr. Mann is all circumstantial, meaning that no one actually saw Dr. Mann directly committing any of the crimes he is charged with doing.
"In every case you don't necessarily have an eyewitness and you have to pull together all those facts or inferences and that's what the prosecution makes an effort to do," says Epps.
Epps points out that such a case was made against Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr., and Jason Baldwin, better known as the West Memphis 3. All three were found guilty based only on circumstantial evidence.
To hear the full interview with Dr. Epps, click on the video link.