Shaken Baby Syndrome continues to be debated in court, a Florida court admits an immature forensic science called “root banding” in the Casey Anthony case, and forensic microbiology reveals new information in the rash of food-related injuries and deaths in Europe. Here’s a roundup of forensics news from this week:
Medical experts will debate
the validity of the shaken-baby diagnosis
that is central to the murder case against an Ohio woman.
An Ontario woman wrongfully convicted of the death of her child based on testimony by disgraced forensic pathologist, Charles Smith, now
seeks to find her children
who were put up for adoption 14 years ago.
developed a method to target amino acids left by fingers
to develop fingerprints that cannot be revealed by traditional methods.
Degraded chemicals left by the shuttered Detroit Police Crime Laboratory
now require a hazardous materials level of cleanup
Blood test records in lead poisoning cases under litigation
were destroyed by top officials
at the Maryland State Department of Health Laboratory.