Friday, October 5, 2012

Colin Matchim Newfoundland: "Shaken Baby Syndrome" case. Medical evidence may clear him: Hearing continues throughout this week; VOCM;

STORY: "Hearing may clear Matchim," published by VOCM on October 3, 2012.

GIST: A medical expert testifying in defence of Colin Matchim, has taken the stand in Supreme Court.  Matchim is accused of shaking his infant daughter, causing her to suffer brain injuries. Dr. David Ramsay, a neuro-pathologist, says it's possible there could be other causes that explain the injuries suffered by Matchim's daughter. The hearing will continue all week. Matchim had been accused of aggravated assault in May 2011, but since then his defense has asked to enter some new medical evidence that could clear Matchim of any wrong-doing.

BACKGROUND: Colin Matchim has been convicted and is still to be sentenced on a charge of aggravated assault of his infant daughter, allegedly by shaking her. He has, however,  been given  the opportunity to call expert evidence that there may be other explanations for his daughter's injuries, at a hearing that is proceeding this week.

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