Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bulletin; Colin Matchim: Newfoundland; Shaken baby syndrome case: Momentous verdict: The Court has pronounced him not guilty; Prosecutor cites an unreasonable prospect of conviction; (His conviction had been overturned last year after his lawyers presented new medical evidence that showed his daughter's injuries could have been caused by something other than being shaken.) VOCM;

POST: "Matchim not guilty in baby shaking case," published by VOCM on May 7, 2014;

GIST: "Colin Matchim has been found not guilty in a shaken baby case from 2009. The Crown decided not to proceed with the charges against the 28-year-old this afternoon, citing an unreasonable prospect of conviction. Matchim had been convicted of aggravated assault in 2011. That conviction was overturned last year when the defence presented new medical evidence that showed Matchim's daughter's injuries could have been caused by something other than being shaken. Matchim's lawyer, Erin Breen, says it's an important day for justice in our province. Breen says Matchim is innocent, and his conviction was a miscarriage of justice. Breen says the entry of the acquittal by the Crown today is an acknowledgement that Matchim's conviction was wrongful."

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See related CBC story: "Breen credited the experts that the defence called to the stand.  "The science that has evolved since the year 2000 has unravelled this theory. There is really no scientific basis for this theory in a case such as we were presented with," Breen told reporters. "


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