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Court hears shaken baby cases

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7506.1463-a (Published 23 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1463
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The Court of Appeal in London was asked this week to quash the convictions of four parents or carers convicted of killing or injuring babies by shaking them, in a case that could change the way courts deal with cases of shaken babies.

    The four were convicted solely on the basis of expert evidence that had now been thrown into doubt, Michael Mansfield QC told Mr Justice Gross, Lord Justice Gage, and Mr Justice McFarlane.

    The judges were told that research since 2001 had …

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