Sunday, May 18, 2014

Bulletin: Jennifer Hancock; Illinois; First of 2 parts; Key witness in shaken baby syndrome case, a forensic pathologist, says he can no longer stand behind his testimony that abuse was the only possible cause - and now says that death could have resulted from natural or other causes. New information in case uncovered by journalism students from Northwestern University’s Medill Justice Project working in collaboration with the Wisconsin State Journal. (Must Must Read. HL);

STORY: "Key witness changes his view about 2007 infant-death case," by  State Journal reporter Dee J. Hall and journalism students from Northwestern University's Medill Justice Project: Cameron Albert-Deitch, Callie Counsellor, Rebecca Friedman, Christian Holub, Katherine Mirani, Mark Olalde, Alexa Santos, Nicole Sampedro, Jaclyn Skurie and Kevin Trahan, published by the Wisconsin State Journal on May 18, 2014.  The Medill Justice Project, founded in 1999, is an investigative journalism enterprise that examines potentially wrongful convictions, probes systemic criminal justice issues and conducts groundbreaking research. The students were part of an investigative journalism class taught by Northwestern University Professor Alec Klein, director of The Medill Justice Project. Amanda Westrich, The Medill Justice Project’s research associate, also contributed to this report.

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