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Why so Many “Confessions” in Shaken Baby Syndrome Cases?

In suspected SBS cases, the child abuse pediatricians (CAP’s) and the police are perfectly willing to coerce a confession out of you, and they have circumstances on their side, because you are at your most vulnerable. You are terribly concerned … Continue reading

Is Shaken Baby Syndrome the New Satanic Panic?

LA Weekly has just published an article titled ‘Is Shaken Baby Syndrome the New Satanic Panic?‘ The article highlights many frightening parallels between today’s SBS prosecutions and those of so-called satanic ritual child abusers in the 1980’s. The article also … Continue reading

PBS’s Recent Segment on SBS (Shaken Baby Syndrome)

A Disputed Diagnosis that Sends Parents to Prison for Abuse. Last evening (3/23/15), PBS aired a segment that takes a critical look at the diagnosis of Shaken Baby Syndrome. The story features Kate Judson, who is the Innocence Network SBS … Continue reading

Washington Post Article on SBS (Shaken Baby Syndrome)

A disputed diagnosis imprisons parents Debbie Cenziper of the Washington Post, after a year-long investigation in conjunction with the Medill Justice Project, has written an article addressing the controversy surrounding the diagnosis of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). This is the most … Continue reading

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) – A CBS Report: Blaming Melissa

Melissa Calusinski was convicted in 2012 of murdering 16-month-old Benjamin Kingan at a day care center in Lincolnshire, IL by throwing him to the floor. She “confessed” after a 10-hour interrogation, but has always maintained her innocence. CBS “48 Hours” … Continue reading

An Open Letter on Shaken Baby Syndrome and Courts: A False and Flawed Premise

A group of 34 esteemed doctors, medical professionals, and international experts has jointly published a letter regarding the problem of how SBS is currently being prosecuted in the courts. See the Argument & Critique website posting here.     Or access … Continue reading

Shaken Baby Syndrome Decision in Sweden

Score one for sanity, logic, reason, and science. There has been a recent decision (October, 2014) by the Swedish Supreme Court that calls into question the scientific validity of the classic “triad” SBS diagnosis. According to the triad diagnosis, the … Continue reading

DA to Appeal Shaken Baby Conviction Reversal

We have previously reported on the Reneé Bailey case here. Reneé Bailey, a day care provider in Greece, New York, was convicted in 2001 of shaking 2½ year old Brittney Sheets to death.  She was confined in prison until NY State Supreme … Continue reading

Another Shaken Baby Syndrome Acquittal

An Iowa District Judge has dismissed the case against Peter Ranke, who was accused of injuring his 3-week old baby by shaking.  And further, the judge sharply criticized the diagnosing doctor for mishandling the investigation into the child’s injuries This case … Continue reading

New York Law Journal – New Medical Knowledge Debunks Shaken Baby Conviction

Yesterday, Dec. 22, 2014, in a Monroe County, New York court, Rene’ Bailey was ordered released from prison without bail, and is expected to return home today.  See the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle story here. We highlighted the Rene’ Bailey … Continue reading

Mississippi Supreme Court Overturns Conviction Involving Steven Hayne, Shaken Baby Syndrome

We’ve posted previously about Dr. Steven Hayne here.  Hayne was the now-discredited, long-time medical examiner for the state of Mississippi; notorious for his questionable forensic testimony. Dr. Hayne’s cases keep unraveling; however, this case does not center specifically on Hayne’s … Continue reading

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) – Bad Science and the Race for Massachusetts Governor

In an op-ed piece that will appear in tomorrow’s (10/19) print edition of the Boston Globe, Lee Scheier takes former prosecutor Martha Coakley to task for her “deft misuse of science” in the SBS conviction of Louise Woodward, a British nanny … Continue reading

New Shaken Baby Syndrome Documentary – “The Syndrome”

A new, compelling documentary on the junk science of shaken baby syndrome, titled The Syndrome, will premiere at the Kansas Film Festival in October, 2014. Synopsis:  The Syndrome tells the story of a group of doctors who say that shaken … Continue reading

New Scholarship Spotlight: Shaken Baby Syndrome, Wrongful Convictions, and the Dangers of Aversion to Changing Science in Criminal Law

Cassandra Ann Jenecke has posted the above-titled article on SSRN.  Download here.  The abstract states: Shaken Baby Syndrome prosecutions are vulnerable to wrongful convictions because of the erosion of the science behind the diagnosis of SBS and because of the inflammatory nature of … Continue reading

New Treatise on SBS (Shaken Baby Syndrome)

Sue Luttner maintains the blog OnSBS.  She is a long time observer and reporter of the state of SBS in the justice system.  We  have reblogged many of her articles here on the WCB. Ms. Luttner has recently had published … Continue reading

Challenges to ‘Shaken Baby’ Convictions Mounting

There is an excellent (and brief) article on the current state of post-conviction SBS challenges that appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal. You can read that story here. Thanks to Keith Findley, co-founder of the Wisconsin Innocence Project and current … Continue reading

Finally, a Judge Calls Shaken Baby Diagnosis an “Article of Faith”

“Now for the first time, a federal judge has condemned the standard SBS diagnosis itself.” Jennifer Del Prete has been released from prison after 10 years, pending a new trial.  She was convicted in 2005 of killing 14-month-old Isabella Zielinski by shaking … Continue reading

The Trouble With Shaken Baby Syndrome

Here is yet another heart-rending story about how a child abuse pediatrician’s blind dedication to the mistaken medical dogma of Shaken Baby Syndrome tore apart the lives of innocent parents and their children, and brought them to financial ruin. Read … Continue reading

“Flawed Convictions – Shaken Baby Syndrome and the Inertia of Injustice”

Sue Luttner has posted an excellent piece on her blog OnSBS about the new book by Prof. Deborah Tuerkheimer to be released in April – Flawed Convictions – Shaken Baby Syndrome and the Inertia of Injustice. Please see Sue’s post here. … Continue reading

Yet MORE Questions About Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

Much has been written in recent years about the doubts that have arisen over the veracity of traditional “shaken baby syndrome” (SBS) theory.  And not only has that drumbeat continued, but it has also intensified. The media has been awakening … Continue reading