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Panel Upholds Child Abuse Conviction Based On Shaken Baby Syndrome Testimony

(August 15, 2016, 1:52 PM EDT) -- TUCSON, Ariz. — There was no error in allowing expert testimony concerning the diagnosis of abusive head trauma, formerly known as shaken baby syndrome, because the diagnosis was reliable, an Arizona appeals panel held Aug. 11, affirming a man’s conviction of reckless child abuse that could cause death or serious physical injury (The State of Arizona v. Steven James Brown, No. 2 CA-CR 2015-0154, Ariz. App.; 2016 Ariz. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1032).

(Unpublished opinion available. Document #30-160909-003Z.)

The Division Two Court of Appeals also upheld the...
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