Friday, May 2, 2014

Bulletin: Colin Matchim: Newfoundland; After being convicted in 2011 of aggravated assult for causing his daughter's brain injury by shaking her the case was reopened, new medical evidence introduced, and following a hearing in which experts from all over the world gave their opinions on shaken baby syndrome a mistrial was declared. The Telegram reports that the case will be resolved on May 7.

STORY: "Brain-injured baby case expected to be settled next week," pubished by  "The Telegram" on May 2, 2014.

GIST: "Colin James Matchim wasn’t in Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John’s Thursday when his case was called. He was represented by Rosellen Sullivan, who was filling in for Matchim’s lawyer, Erin Breen. Crown prosecutor Frances Knickle told Justice William Goodridge that she’s been in discussions with Breen for the past month and she said they will be able to reach a resolution. “Resolve the issue of funding?” Goodridge asked. “We’ll be able to resolve everything,” Knickle replied......... Matchim had been convicted in 2011 of aggravated assault for causing his infant daughter’s brain injury by shaking her in 2009. However, before sentencing, Matchim’s new lawyers — Breen and Bob Simmonds — applied to have the case reopened and new medical evidence introduced. Following a hearing — which saw experts from around the world offer their opinions on shaken baby syndrome — a mistrial was declared."

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