One can say a coroner isn't LE in the strictest sense, I suppose. But assuming the coroner testifies during the case, I'd think she might be asked about prior inconsistent statements. And it would seem she's been inconsistent more than once. I wouldn't expect LE/coroner inconsistencies in public statements to necessarily form the majority of the defense questions in court but I also am not sure the majority of their questions will involve "explaining" their client. That would seem to misplace the burden of proof.
The preliminary coroner made a few word statement, the head full autopsy coroner will submit a full report and testify about that full report. Doesn't matter that the preliminary coroner said there were stab wounds because THERE WERE. The head full autopsy coroner will confirm those stab wounds plus ADD self defense slash wounds giving a more detailed comprehensive full report WHICH IS NORMAL AND WHAT THEY GO BY.
Both will confirm manner of death was stabbing.
None of this will help defense, jury will be sickened and sicker knowing victims were awake suffering mental anguish. Defense has zero to help them here. Zero.
The initial statement leaving out slash wounds is not anywhere near enough for the defense to help BK look less like a methodical cold blooded heartless evil monster killer. Make no mistake, stabs and slashes, the jury will have to hear this, the families will hear this, photos will be shown and BK's attorneys will try to get them thrown out but they will lose that Motion.
"Death isn't pretty" said the prosecutor of 8 victims shot in the head when defense tried to get crime scene photos of victims thrown out. Defense lost.