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Woman Once Convicted Of Causing Shaken Baby Syndrome Visits UIS

Audrey Edmunds' case is one of the first of its kind taken on by the Innocence Project. Shaken Baby Syndrome affects infants who have been abused, though they often show no external injuries. Medical experts are becoming increasingly wary of the diagnosis - and some say thousands of cases have been misdiagnosed.

TheIllinois Innocence Project is currently representing a PamelaJacobazzi, a woman in prison who was convicted of causing Shaken Baby Syndrome to a child in her care. The group hosts the lecture tonight at 6:30. Edmunds begins this interview by telling us how the day that baby Natalie died in her care started...

From UIS.edu:

"WHAT: The Illinois Innocence Project will welcome Audrey Edmunds to the University of Illinois Springfield campus to tell the story of her exoneration for a conviction based on Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). In 1996, Edmunds was wrongly convicted of first degree reckless homicide after a child she was babysitting died in her care. Her conviction was later overturned after science proved her innocence.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: UIS Public Affairs Center (PAC), Conference Room G"

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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