Sunday, January 20, 2013

Court Orders New Trial in 2005 Shaken Baby Case

http://www.wsaw.com/home/headlines/Court-Orders-New-Trial-in-2005-Shaken-Baby-Case-186482781.html


A new trial date has been set for the Athens man convicted of shaking his four-month-old daughter to death.
An appeals court upheld a decision to give Quentin Louis a new trial based on information about what causes symptoms associated with shaken baby syndrome.
During his jury trial in June 2006, an investigator took the stand and said Louis said his daughter, Madelyn wouldn't stop crying so he held her up and shook her. That's when she stopped breathing. It happened on March 18, 2005 at his home in Athens. She died at a hospital three days later from severe brain trauma.
In 2006, Quentin Louis was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the crime.
He will face a jury all over again at the end of October.