An expert weighs in on controversies in the science of "Shaken Baby Syndrome" cases
JUSTICE: ‘Shaken baby’ doubters give cases another look. The New England Innocence Project is looking at “several” Bay State cases where a person was convicted of murder following a diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome, saying the science behind that conclusion is not sound — the same argument now being made by lawyers for an Irish [...]
Shaken Baby Syndrome is a horrible, disgusting crime and should never be taken lightly. But do you know what SHOULD be taken lightly? Middle school students losing their shit over taking a class at Churchville-Chili Middle School inShow More Summary
Shaken Baby Syndrome is somewhat taboo and simple prevention tactics aren't talked about often with parents, significant others, family members, and caretakers. The post Keep Your Cool: A Father’s Message to Other Fathers About Shaken Baby Syndrome appeared first on The Good Men Project.
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New insight into Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) casts doubt on criminal convictions [Radley Balko, earlier here, etc.] “The Shadow Lengthens: The Continuing Threat of Regulation by Prosecution” [James Copland and Isaac Gorodetski, Manhattan...Show More Summary
Balko brings us the latest on Shaken Baby Syndrome: New research suggests that most humans aren’t capable of shaking an infant hard enough to produce the symptoms in SBS. It usually takes an accompanying blow to the head. And in about half to two-thirds of the 200 or so SBS cases prosecuted each year in the U.S., there […]
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We're 100% positive The Beatles wouldn't condone Shaken Baby Syndrome, just as The Clash probably wasn't all that interested in "locking the cash box." Yet their lyrics have led us to believe otherwise — for years upon years Depending...Show More Summary
It shouldn't be up for debate that the experts who are allowed to testify in Shaken Baby Syndrome cases must be qualified, accredited and meet a minimum set of standards with respect to their practices, methods and professionalism.
Madilyne Christine Wentz There was no justice for Madilyne, even though the accused, Melinda Bautista, admitted that she shook Madilyne until she was blue and non-responsive. But please, never forget this beautiful angel. Her loved ones miss her every day! Find-A-Grave: Madilyne Christine Wentz Madilyne Crhistine Wentz Madilyne Wentz More time granted in Bautista case [...]
It's been 40 days since George Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. On Tuesday, a grand jury will begin meeting to decide whether Zimmerman should be indicted and face a trial. This week, Zimmerman bolstered his defense team by adding a new attorney: …
The former neighborhood watch captain who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin nearly two months ago has a new lawyer who has gone on a media offensive the past few days. George Zimmerman's lawyer Hal Uhrig, a former police officer,...Show More Summary
George Zimmerman's lawyers put forth a novel assertion on CBS today, when lawyer Hal Uhrig suggested that Zimmerman was justified in shooting Trayvon Martin because he might have gotten… shaken baby syndrome? "People have said, the force was too much even if he broke his nose and slammed his head...
Hal Uhrig, an ex-Florida police officer and the new criminal-defense attorney for Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, is starting off with a media campaign to defend his client. Today on CBS, Uhrig explained how Martin was attacking Zimmerman, requiring him to shoot the 17-year-old in self defense. "We're familiar with ... More »
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On New York’s Rikers Island, the parents of baby Annie await trial for shaking their infant girl to death. Her mother and father deny harming their child in any way, but prosecutors claim the 70 day old baby died with a severely fractured skull and brain damage consistent with being shaken violently. Shaken baby syndrome [...]
The Supreme Court ordered the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate a verdict against Shirley Ree Smith today in a shaken baby syndrome case that grabbed national headlines. In the opinion, the Court also admonished the Ninth Circuit for repeatedly supplanting the jury verdict in the case with its......
Head trauma from shaken baby syndrome is the most common cause of traumatic death for infants under the age of 1. Shaken baby syndrome occurs when a child is shaken so hard that it causes major head trauma and bleeding in the brain and or retina. When not fatal, it can lead to a host [...]
A University of Queensland investigator has discovered that each year 20 babies die unnecessary due head injuries resulting from child abuse. The investigation by Dr Melissa Kaltner forms part of what it thought to be the primary investigation of the incidence of Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) in children aged two years and under in Australia...