In his postmortem report Dr. Hunt states the following:
There was extensive reddening around the whole injury complex indicating that they had been inflicted whilst the victim was alive.
It is possible that the wounds were inflicted while the "victim" was alive, as Dr. Hunt contends.
Equally, it is possible that the "victim" had been restrained using the left wrist leading to obvious reddening around the wrist and the wounds were inflicted after death in an area already reddened during life.
Each of the two hypotheses is credible, I suggest.
As an aside, I find it interesting that Dr. Hunt refers to the deceased as the "victim" when, so we are asked to believe, no crime had been committed.