Friday, February 3, 2017

Note to Readers: You finally get a rest! I have to take a brief break to complete a writing challenge. Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog;

Dear Readers.  I will be taking a break of several weeks to allow me to focus on a writing challenge. In the meantime,  please draw any cases, issues, or 'whatevers' that you think may be of interest of the Blog to my attention at On my return to action I will "catch up' with developments that I may have missed.

One matter to bring to your attention: Rodricus Crawford is scheduled to appear in court in Louisiana  on February 22, to learn if  prosecutor will force him into a new trial. To precede would be a would be a travesty. Young Roderius died of sepsis related to pneumonia.  There was no murder. This is an innocent 28-year-old grieving father who was on death row for three years  prior to his release by The Louisiana Supreme Court. The case is being  closely followed by reporter Domonique Benn of KSLA News. Please follow developments at the link below.

Developments can also be followed on Domonique Benn's KSLA Facebook page:

Also keep an  eye out for the verdict in  the Pedro Hernandez retrial in the alleged murder of Etan Patz in 1979 - a case which has haunted New York for decades.  (The jury began deliberating on Wednesday. The alleged confession under strenuous attack by the defence has played a dominant role in the prosecution case.  The first trial ended on a mistrial. (The New York Times has provided extensive coverage);

Back soon.

Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog;

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: I am monitoring this case/issue. Keep your eye on the Charles Smith Blog for reports on developments. 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: Please send any comments or information on other cases and issues of interest to the readers of this blog to: Harold Levy; Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog;