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(AZCentral)   Yeah, so, we're sorry we wrongly convicted you of shaking your baby to death and put you in jail for 10 years on shaky evidence. But, hey, at least we didn't push for the death penalty   (azcentral.com) divider line 30
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2012-11-02 07:02:39 AM
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2012-11-02 07:04:53 AM
Moral of the story: Stay the fark away from Arizona.
 
2012-11-02 07:06:11 AM
FTA: He said his article has been used to justify "a diagnosis of criminal liability in circumstances of which I never envisaged."

How can a person be smart enough to be a neurosurgeon, yet stupid enough not to realize that prosecutors will put as many innocent people in prison as they can, just to advance their careers.
 
2012-11-02 07:10:33 AM

DrPainMD: FTA: He said his article has been used to justify "a diagnosis of criminal liability in circumstances of which I never envisaged."

How can a person be smart enough to be a neurosurgeon, yet stupid enough not to realize that prosecutors will put as many innocent people in prison as they can, just to advance their careers.


Maricopa County Attorney's Office

I would not trust the so-called "justice" system in that backwater place as far as I could throw it.
 
2012-11-02 07:15:10 AM
You gotta admit, he does look guilty.
 
2012-11-02 07:15:16 AM
And this is the part that should freak you out:

Steven had been a sickly baby who had been in and out of the hospital during his short life, court records show. An autopsy photo showed an obstructed vein leading to the brain, something the medical examiner did not note in his 2000 report ruling the death a homicide by shaking.

They had evidence that the baby did not die of SBS, but rather of a natural disease process, and they didn't follow up on it?

Oh. It was in Maricopa County. Corruption USA.

He's in for quite a windfall from the state. Many states pay 40 to 50 grand for each year a person has been wrongfully imprisoned once they're found to actually have been innocent.
 
2012-11-02 07:17:39 AM
The whole ordeal left him rattled.
 
2012-11-02 07:24:25 AM
It was wise of him to twist and shout until he received a new trial. Then they let him out, and he got going just like you knew he would.
 
2012-11-02 07:28:28 AM
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2012-11-02 07:28:29 AM

BronyMedic: He's in for quite a windfall from the state. Many states pay 40 to 50 grand for each year a person has been wrongfully imprisoned once they're found to actually have been innocent.


Well! That makes it aaall better.
 
2012-11-02 07:33:08 AM

Raithun: Well! That makes it aaall better.


Money tends to motivate taxpayers to be outraged. Haven't you paid attention to the teahadis?
 
2012-11-02 07:34:09 AM

Raithun: BronyMedic: He's in for quite a windfall from the state. Many states pay 40 to 50 grand for each year a person has been wrongfully imprisoned once they're found to actually have been innocent.

Well! That makes it aaall better.


Dismissed charges is not found innocent, as the state will argue.
 
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2012-11-02 07:34:44 AM
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2012-11-02 07:35:52 AM
Shake me, Shake me like a British Nanny!
 
2012-11-02 07:46:39 AM
so they dropped charges because the pro could not testify his THEORY?

I was not aware you could be convicted because of a theory I thought a guilty verdict required proof.
 
2012-11-02 07:50:18 AM

spentshells: I was not aware you could be convicted because of a theory I thought a guilty verdict required proof.


If you have a smart and skeptical jury, sure.
 
2012-11-02 08:08:29 AM

Matthew Keene: Raithun: BronyMedic: He's in for quite a windfall from the state. Many states pay 40 to 50 grand for each year a person has been wrongfully imprisoned once they're found to actually have been innocent.

Well! That makes it aaall better.

Dismissed charges is not found innocent, as the state will argue.


Is Arizona one of the states that 'gives' you money for lost time and then charges you room and board for all that generous hospitality they selflessly gave you all those years you were imprisoned?
 
2012-11-02 08:24:20 AM

dittybopper: spentshells: I was not aware you could be convicted because of a theory I thought a guilty verdict required proof.

If you have a smart and skeptical jury, sure.


You're funny. Everyone knows that the smart and skeptical people are weeded out in the selection process. Either by their own or by lawyers who want empty spongebrains to soak up their bullshiat. The lawyer who spews the most bullshiat wins.
 
2012-11-02 08:27:29 AM

0Icky0: You gotta admit, he does look guilty.


I heard they even measured his forehead.
 
2012-11-02 08:28:50 AM
Babies are annoying as fark. I want to shake them all to death, particularly when I am at Wal-Mart.
 
2012-11-02 08:42:24 AM
"In its motion, the County Attorney's Office said the expert it had retained was "unable to offer an opinion with the requisite reasonable degree of medical certainty due to the quality of the remaining evidence, leaving the state with no reasonable likelihood of conviction."


BULLSHIAT The county Attorney asked the expert to look over the evidence and he came back and said " The defense is correct, you farked up". Don't downplay or put spin on it to make you look better you dicktwat
 
2012-11-02 08:49:33 AM

0Icky0: You gotta admit, he does look guilty.


His skin tone appears rather light, to me.
 
2012-11-02 08:54:57 AM

spentshells: so they dropped charges because the pro could not testify his THEORY?

I was not aware you could be convicted because of a theory I thought a guilty verdict required proof.


No. The Judge dismissed them with prejudice, which means he can never be charged with it again.

And he'd better never turn black. or something.
 
2012-11-02 09:34:49 AM
spentshells

so they dropped charges because the pro could not testify his THEORY?

I was not aware you could be convicted because of a theory I thought a guilty verdict required proof.

You missed the location: Maricopa County. The USC doesn't apply there.
 
2012-11-02 10:26:25 AM

BronyMedic: He's in for quite a windfall from the state. Many states pay 40 to 50 grand for each year a person has been wrongfully imprisoned once they're found to actually have been innocent.


Except he never was found innocent. A new trial was ordered and the state decided not to prosecute.
 
2012-11-02 02:15:18 PM
The Just Us System
 
2012-11-02 03:37:12 PM
This is actually a huge problem all over the country. "Shaken Baby Syndrome" can be one cause of these types of injuries, but there are DOZENS of other things that can cause it, too. Rickets (from Vitamin D deficiency) isn't at all unusual in exclusively breastfed infants whose mothers are Vitamin D deficient (which is a LOT of them, particularly African-Americans in cooler climates), and it presents with symptoms similar to those in Shaken Baby Syndrome - right down to painless fractures and cranial hemorrhage. But if you have a baby there with a bleeding brain, they're going to assume it's abuse without checking anything else, and prosecutors know that a dead baby will almost always result in a conviction.
 
2012-11-02 06:13:48 PM
FTFA: In its motion, the County Attorney's Office said the expert it had retained was "unable to offer an opinion with the requisite reasonable degree of medical certainty due to the quality of the remaining evidence, leaving the state with no reasonable likelihood of conviction."

A spokesman for County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Montgomery was not available for an interview. His office released a statement that said the decision to drop the case "has nothing to do with the weak scientific arguments put forth by special-interest groups."



In other words, they have no valid proof that this guy did what they had accused him of. They made a mistake and they don't want to admit it. Typical.
 
2012-11-02 08:28:21 PM
Those of you ragging on Maricopa County: While they certainly deserve to be ragged on and they're a corrupt shiathole, this sort of case could, in all honesty, happen just about anywhere. Prosecutors care more about getting guilty verdicts than serving justice, and public defenders are a grossly underfunded joke in the best of circumstances. If you ever get wrongly accused of anything significant, you better hope to hell you can afford a good lawyer, and even then you're in for it.
 
2012-11-03 01:38:23 PM

BronyMedic: And this is the part that should freak you out:

Steven had been a sickly baby who had been in and out of the hospital during his short life, court records show. An autopsy photo showed an obstructed vein leading to the brain, something the medical examiner did not note in his 2000 report ruling the death a homicide by shaking.

They had evidence that the baby did not die of SBS, but rather of a natural disease process, and they didn't follow up on it?

Oh. It was in Maricopa County. Corruption USA.

He's in for quite a windfall from the state. Many states pay 40 to 50 grand for each year a person has been wrongfully imprisoned once they're found to actually have been innocent.


Ya but I bet he'd rather have the ten years back instead if it was possible.
 
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