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Resource ID: #16180
Subject: Murders
Source: CBS News 60 Minutes
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Date: March 7, 1999

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CBS News 60 MINUTES reports that "... In one of the most controversial baby murder trials of this century, British nanny Louise Woodward was convicted of shaking to death a baby under her care. It was an outcome that greatly unsettled the medical community. How could distinguished medical experts on both sides differ so much on how the baby actually died? ... 60 MINUTES decided... to reexamine the forensic evidence with the help of one of the nation's top medical experts -- an independent pediatric neuropathologist.... (and) reached the shocking conclusion that both the prosecution and defense had failed to correctly diagnose the cause of death, while failing to detect many serious injuries inflicted upon the baby..."

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