Thursday, April 4, 2013

Manuel Velez: Death Row case; Major development. Judge recommends new trial; Finds defence counsel did not call compelling medical evidence which refuted prosecution theory that he struck the 1-year-old child; StandDown Texas Project.

POST: "New trial recommended for Manuel Velez," published by the StandDown Texas Project on April 3, 2013. (Based on "Retrial closer for convicted killer," by reporter Mark Reagan, published in the Brownsville Herald).
The entire post can be found at:

Background: (American Civil Liberties Union ....alleges serious prosecutorial misconduct).


I have added a search box for content in this blog which now encompasses several thousand posts. The search box is located  near the bottom of the screen just above the list of links. I am confident that this powerful search tool provided by "Blogger" will help our readers and myself get more out of the site. 

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:

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Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog.