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Doctor in child abuse trial refutes Shaken Baby Syndrome

Published: 1:00 PM, 08/31/2010 Last updated: 1:00 PM, 08/31/2010

Author: Gilbert Soesbee
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-A neurosurgeon called by the defense in the child abuse trial of a Jefferson City man in Cocke County Circuit Court said Monday that "Shaken Baby Syndrome" does not exist.

Clinical Neurosurgeon Dr. Ronald Uscinski, who was called as an expert witness on the fourth day of the trial by the attorney representing Joshua Isham Henegar, told the criminal court jury that Shaken Baby Syndrome, as it is currently diagnosed, "defies the laws of physics" and cannot occur.

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