Dear Readers. I will be taking a break of several weeks to allow me to focus on a writing challenge. In the meantime, please draw any cases, issues, or 'whatevers' that you think may be of interest of the Blog to my attention at firstname.lastname@example.org. On my return to action I will "catch up' with developments that I may have missed.
One matter to bring to your attention: Rodricus Crawford is scheduled to appear in court in Louisiana on February 22, to learn if prosecutor will force him into a new trial. To precede would be a would be a travesty. Young Roderius died of sepsis related to pneumonia. There was no murder. This is an innocent 28-year-old grieving father who was on death row for three years prior to his release by The Louisiana Supreme Court. The case is being closely followed by reporter Domonique Benn of KSLA News. Please follow developments at the link below.
Developments can also be followed on Domonique Benn's KSLA Facebook page:
Also keep an eye out for the verdict in the Pedro Hernandez retrial in the alleged murder of Etan Patz in 1979 - a case which has haunted New York for decades. (The jury began deliberating on Wednesday. The alleged confession under strenuous attack by the defence has played a dominant role in the prosecution case. The first trial ended on a mistrial. (The New York Times has provided extensive coverage);
Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog;
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: I am monitoring this case/issue. Keep your eye on the Charles Smith Blog for reports on developments. The Toronto Star, my previous employer for more than twenty incredible years, has put considerable effort into exposing the harm caused by Dr. Charles Smith and his protectors - and into pushing for reform of Ontario's forensic pediatric pathology system. The Star has a "topic" section which focuses on recent stories related to Dr. Charles Smith. It can be found at: http://www.thestar.com/topic/