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Women convicted of shaking babies to death - may be innocent -scientists say


By Creative(54,965) Creative

Posted Sunday, March 09, 2008
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Certain factions of the scientific community are currently disputing the validity of 'shaken baby syndrome' a condition where a baby dies, allegedly from being 'shaken' literally to their death.
 
Mrs Henderson a childminder convicted in 2005 of killing an 11 month old girl  Maeve Sheppard, swears she is innocent and relatives say she is incapable of such a thing. Mother of two, her husband now resigned from the police force looks after their two sons.
 
Meanwhile, the science community has reason to suspect that the symptoms currently diagnosed as 'shaken baby syndrome' may have other causes and that the bleed over the eyes may be more common than at first thought.
 
See the full story HERE: The article says:

"A minority of sceptical scientists fear that shaken baby syndrome is wrong, mistaking symptoms found in innocent death with deliberate killing.

Neuro-pathologist Dr Waney Squier told Panorama: "I think that the use of science in this way is very questionable and since then there has been no scientific evidence to support the view that shaking can cause the findings that are characteristically described in shaken baby syndrome."

Fresh research in the US may undermine some of the certainty of the prosecution experts.

Biomechanics in the US at the Wayne State University in Detroit use crash-test dummies and real corpses - including dead infants - to help make people survive car crashes. They believe that impact is far more dangerous than shaking. They will publish their work later this year.

Biomechanic Dr Chris Van Ee said: "Shaken baby syndrome as described as an adult shaking a child holding him by the torso with the head flopping resulting in bleeding of the brain and retinal haemorrhage is fundamentally flawed from a biomechanics perspective. It's not valid. There's nothing to support it."
 
Shaken baby syndrome is one of those things, that as a member of the general public we just have to trust the medical community to get it right.
 
Let's hope they get this right!
 
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