Friday, December 9, 2011

Bulletin: Chana Al-Alas and Rohan Wray: U.K. Shaken Baby Syndrome case; Pair acquitted. defended on basis that Jayden had rickets; BBC News.

"The prosecution said the brain damage could only have been caused by the trauma of Jayden having been shaken or his head having been hit against something. But the defence said it was only after Jayden died that it was discovered he had rickets owing to an undiagnosed vitamin D deficiency in his mother. This would have caused him to have weak bones, including a weak skull, and could have caused a series of fractures. The medical condition was also blamed for complications which led to his death.


PUBLISHER'S NOTE: 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:

Information on "The Charles Smith Blog Award"- and its nomination process - can be found at:

Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog;;