Thursday, March 13, 2014

Henry Keogh: Australia; The actual decision referring the case to the full Court as a possible substantial miscarriage of justice on the basis of new forensic evidence; A "Must Read" for understanding the forensic issues of the case - and the role played by former chief forensic pathologist Dr. Colin Mannock, which has come under such intensive attack. HL.

PUBLISHER'S  NOTE: This decision is a "Must Read"  for an understanding of the forensic issues involved in the case - and, in particular, the role played by former chief forensic pathologist Dr. Colin Manock, which has come under such intensive attack.

Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog;

DOCUMENT: Court decision finding sufficient evidence of a substantial miscarriage of justice to send this case to the full court.

GIST: "One view of the expert evidence now available to the applicant, is thatsudden unexpected deaths in young adults are now better understood or recognised and thought to be more prevalent than was understood to be the case at the time of trial. According to the evidence available to the applicant, some of these conditions do have an observable pathology but this pathology will not necessarily be observed where there is a failure to perform adequate histology of heart and brain tissue. In this respect, the applicant also relies on various criticisms of the post mortem and histological investigations, including of the heart and brain, undertaken by Dr Manock. These criticisms are said to have first come to the attention of the applicant after the trial or, at least, to have come to be viewed in their proper context only once the developments in medical science concerning the prevalence of sudden unexplained death in young adults came be better understood."
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