Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bulletin: Colin Matchim; Newfoundland. Extraordinary "shaken-baby syndrome" case. Released on bail post conviction - pre-sentence. VOCM.

STORY: "Matchim granted bail," reported by VOCM on March 16, 2012.

GIST: "Matchim was convicted of aggravated assault in May, after his infant daughter suffered injuries from being shaken. Citing new medical evidence that could change the outcome, his defense team has applied to have the case reopened. Matchim has already been in custody for 10 months, so the Crown has consented to his release..........The Crown is having medical professionals from the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto review new evidence brought forward by the defense", and the case will be called in court again on April 24 to set a date to officially reopen it.



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