"Thank God there are attornies like Mindy Thompson and David Meier and firms like Todd& Weld which let their lawyers take cases that don't generate money. Thompson and Meier defended McCarthy vigorously and averted a miscarriage of justice, As a former Middlesex assistant district attorney Thompson knew that prosecutors were using an outdated approach when it comes to murderous child abuse, especially when it came to shaking baby syndrome, or SBS. “It is a prosecution based on a scientific hypothesis that has crumbled over the last decade,” she and Meier wrote in a motion to exclude Dr. Alice Newton as an expert witness in the case. They said Newton diagnosed Rehma Sabir with shaken baby syndrome almost immediately after the child arrived at Boston Children’s Hospital in January 2013. “There is so much science exposing the SBS hypothesis as scientifically and medically unreliable,” Thompson said."
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