If a girl is suffocated, will her body twitch/convulse when she starts to die?

Say she is tied to a chair and a plastic bag is put over her head to suffocate her. After she goes unconscious, will her body twitch/convulse in the chair as she dies? If so, when would the convulsions stop? Right after death or longer?

I am writing a paper on the medical aspects of a crime/murder case from several years ago. In this case the victim was a female. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes, she would. After she has been suffocated long enough to reach unconsciousness, her body will go limp but her chest will still convulse as her lungs try to find oxygen. Soon after that her body will begin to twitch/shake as serious damage sets in and brain cells begin to mis-fire. This will continue past the point of her death and for longer than you would think. In most cases anything over 10 minutes without oxygen will cause irreversible brain damage. After 15 minutes death is imminent. The case is the same for both female and male. 

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  • 1 month ago

    it might do that

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  • Pearl
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    1 month ago

    i think thats possible

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