STORY: "Second defence pathologist denies Cory Lovelace's death caused by suffication," by reporter Matt Hopf, published by the Herald-Whig on March 9, 2017.
GIST: "A second forensic pathologist testified that Cory Lovelace's Feb. 14, 2006, death was not caused by suffocation but by natural causes.Oliver is an assistant medical examiner for Knox County in Tennessee and a former professor in the department of pathology at East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine. He reviewed slides of Cory Lovelace's liver that he said showed signs of fatty liver. "It's not supposed to look like this at all," Oliver said. "You're not supposed to have all this lipid." On cross-examination by special prosecutor Ed Parkinson, Oliver said more photos from the scene would have been helpful, especially those that could have shown blanching or the movement of blood in the tissue when pressed. Parkinson also asked Oliver about the position of Cory Lovelace's arms. Oliver said her arms could have been resting on something, such as a comforter. On redirect from defense attorney Jon Loevy, Oliver said they also could have moved when she was assessed by first responders."
The entire story - with numerous links that provide background to the case and its battle between dueling pathologists - can be found at the link below:
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/