Forensics: Mississippi courts stilled inured to junk pathologist opinions : Jeff Havard and the Shaken Baby Myth

Mississippi judges need a refresher course on what “medical scientific certainty” doesn’t mean. They continue to bow down to the opinions of a disgraced, non-certified, self-centered pathologist who still stalks their halls of justice.

This court level jurist calls Steven Haynes’ changed testimony “a cautious disturbance” to Havard’s sentence of death and 16 years of incarceration. The judge uses “slight” to label and give short-shrift to the well established medicalĀ  rejection of what the SBS “triad” considered as signs of child homicide. At this rate, judges will allow hypnotists to testify to recovered eye witness identification. Oh wait a minute, that happened in this Texas case currently being re-litigated on appeal.

https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2018/09/14/after-16-years-jeffrey-havard-off-mississippis-death-row/1296190002/

Hayne is thoroughly dissected in this recent book: “The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist.”

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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