PUBLISHER'S NOTE: (EDITORIAL): Rodricus Crawford's ordeal is over; The prosecutors who convinced the jury that Rodricus smothered his son now acknowledge what was apparent all along: Roderius was not murdered as the coroner and prosecutors alleged. He died of sepsis triggered by an underlying pneumonia. Following a review of the scathing Supreme Court of Louisiana decision which dripped with skepticism over the prosecutions' case, the prosecutors announced earlier today that they will not put Roderius through another trial. They do not dare. The prosecutor's efforts - even at this moment of time - to somehow link Roderius's death to Rodricus's use of marijuana, are patently unjustified, without foundation, and in any other circumstances would be considered laughable. How foolish the prosecutors look as they attempt to justify their incompetent prosecution - and the horrific ordeal they put Rodricus and his family through (more than three years on death row) - what blares out as no less than an alternative truth. Now Rodricus can wrap himself around the innocence granted him by the law - and mourn the death of his beloved son, without this horrible weight upon him. I wish him well. Bravo to Cecelia Kappel, his appeal lawyer, and Ben Cohen, lawyer for the Promise of Justice Initiative who fought valiantly on his behalf - and to my fellow Canadian colleague Marlene Belliveau, who provided Rodricus and his family so much advice, wisdom and support. Harold Levy Publisher. The Charles Smith Blog.
STORY: "Review results in no retrial for Rodricus Crawford," published by KSLA on April 14, 2017.
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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/