Danyel Smith’s trial didn’t take long. The prosecution wrapped up its case in a little over a day, and the defense in less than three hours.
Prosecutors in Gwinnett County, Georgia, alleged that on April 29, 2002, Smith had shaken his two-month-old son, Chandler, who then died from his injuries days later. Prosecutors claimed Chandler showed tell-tale signs of the dubious medical diagnosis “shaken baby syndrome.”
On the stand, Smith told the jury that he was innocent and that his son had stopped breathing during a car ride. He said he’d done all he could to try and save his baby.
YET ANOTHER REASON WE NEED THE CAMPAIGN FOR CORRECTIVE CLEMENCY.
Send families with newborns home with full health care benefits & 24/7 support systems. America could stop pretending to be “Pro Life” by taking rights away from women & actually become “Pro Life” by taking care of new families in the perilous first 6 months at home with an infant whose needs are bottomless.