Court Affirms Injury To Child Conviction, Finds Testimony On Head Trauma Reliable
Mealey's (February 17, 2017, 9:07 AM EST) -- AUSTIN, Texas — Expert testimony from three medical doctors on the subject of abusive head trauma was reliable, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Feb. 15, upholding a woman’s conviction in a bench trial for first-degree-felony injury to a child after an infant under her care sustained serious internal head injuries (Jennifer Banner Wolfe v. The States of Texas, No. PD-0292-15, Texas App., Crim., 2017 Tex. Crim. App. LEXIS 215).
(Opinion available. Document #30-170310-006Z.)
On appeal, Jennifer Banner Wolfe argued against the reliability of testimony...