Part Eighteen: Think Dirty: Ian And Angela Gay Speak Out Through An On-Line Publication;
"THE ORIGINAL TRIAL WAS BASED ON CONFLICTING MEDICAL OPINION AND CHARACTER ASSASSINATION.
THE RETRIAL PRESENTED FRESH MEDICAL EVIDENCE WHICH THE JURY ACCEPTED - THIS NEW EVIDENCE (A RARE BUT NATURALLY OCCURRING CONDITION) CERTAINLY MADE MORE SENSE THAN FORCE FEEDING A 3 YEAR OLD CHILD WITH SALT WITHOUT LEAVING ANY MARKS OR BRUISES."
IAN AND ANGELA GAY TO AN ON-LINE PUBLICATION;
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ian and Angela Gay turned to the Internet to explain to the public what went wrong in their case;
Their account is not lengthy.
It does, however, get to the heart of what happened through their eyes.
"This case was so very complex that, to make any rash judgements based on the limited media coverage would be foolhardy," the couple explained.
"It was presented before a jury who heard the full facts - and based on that evidence found us not guilty," they continued.
" The original trial was based on conflicting medical opinion and character assassination.
The retrial presented fresh medical evidence which the jury accepted - this new evidence (a rare but naturally occurring condition) certainly made more sense than force feeding a 3 year old child with salt without leaving any marks or bruises.
Christian was diagnosed with "water on the brain" as a baby - a factor which cannot be ignored.
Then there were the subscalp bruises which were dated as less than 2 days old, whilst Christian was in hospital for 4 days!!
And of course we have the treating doctor who became a self proclaimed expert following some Internet research - surely a conflict of interest!
This prosecution was engineered by "hired guns" who got it wrong!"
My interest in forensic pathology began with my Toronto Star investigative reporting into once famed since disgraced former doctor Charles Smith. I began this Blog after retiring from the Star in 2006 in order to follow the aftermath into the independent Goudge inquiry into many of Smith's cases. I have now begun to focus on cases involving flawed forensic science no matter where they occur (the recent Amanda Knox prosecution in Italy, for example) and am fascinated by the interest in the Blog from people in countries throughout the world. In another development, my interest in "junk science" "pseudo-experts" and the miscarriages of justice they all too often cause has drawn me deeply into the on-going U.S. death penalty debate where so many troubling cases involve issues relating to DNA and other developments in the world of forensic science. For all of this I rely on my experience as a reporter at the Toronto Star, my work as a lawyer in Ontario's criminal courts, and my abhorrence of injustice. Please send cases and developments which may be of interest to this Blog to email@example.com. Read on! Harold Levy.