Professor Bernhard challenges conviction in case of “shaken baby syndrome”

“The Democrat and Chronicle,” Rochester NY’s daily newspaper, ran an extensive article about the effort to overturn a criminal conviction, an effort led by Professor Adele Bernhard. The director of Pace Law School’s Post Conviction Project, Bernhard filed a 350-page appeal to a conviction from 11 years ago in a case involving “shaken baby syndrome.” New evidence in the case against a former day-care provider leads Bernhard to believe the death of the child under the woman’s care was accidental, not criminal.

“’My feeling in René’s case is the verdict is based on science which is invalid,’ said Bernhard, whose challenge also asserts Bailey received ineffective legal representation at her trial.”

The full article can be read here.

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