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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:29 PM

"Shaken Baby Syndrome" used in defense of Trayvon Martin's killer

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/06/us-usa-florida-shooting-idUSBRE8350D520120406

(Reuters) - "Shaken Baby Syndrome" was cited on Friday in the defense of George Zimmerman, the Sanford, Florida, man who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, in a case that has sparked a widespread public outcry.

Hal Uhrig, a lawyer and former Gainesville, Florida, police officer who recently joined Zimmerman's defense team, cited in a TV interview the brain damage that can seriously injure or kill an infant.

His point, which has been made before, was that Zimmerman contends he shot Martin in self defense and feared for his life after the 17-year-old attacked him and began pounding his head into the concrete pavement of a gated community on a rainy evening in Sanford on February 26.

But Uhrig's choice of words, and use of a recognized sign of child abuse to defend a 28-year-old man who killed a kid, seemed likely to raise more than just a few eyebrows.

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Reply "Shaken Baby Syndrome" used in defense of Trayvon Martin's killer (Original post)
steve2470 Apr 2012 OP
MrScorpio Apr 2012 #1
Mz Pip Apr 2012 #11
Amerigo Vespucci Apr 2012 #17
Canuckistanian Apr 2012 #23
SidDithers Apr 2012 #27
RKP5637 Apr 2012 #2
Spazito Apr 2012 #3
Bluerthanblue Apr 2012 #4
no_hypocrisy Apr 2012 #5
Sarah Ibarruri Apr 2012 #6
wandy Apr 2012 #7
elleng Apr 2012 #8
Ecumenist Apr 2012 #9
SteveABG Apr 2012 #10
Odin2005 Apr 2012 #12
Solomon Apr 2012 #13
NatBurner Apr 2012 #16
Solomon Apr 2012 #18
coeur_de_lion Apr 2012 #26
peace frog Apr 2012 #14
Brickbat Apr 2012 #15
Solomon Apr 2012 #19
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #20
Cleita Apr 2012 #21
yardwork Apr 2012 #22
steve2470 Apr 2012 #24
w8liftinglady Apr 2012 #25
Iris Apr 2012 #28
opihimoimoi Apr 2012 #29

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:30 PM

1. I'm expecting the Twinkie Defense next. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:13 PM

11. Sadly that one worked.

This one could, too. Yes, it's preposterous. Zimmermann is no baby.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:35 PM

17. Here it is, and the only thing missing is the Twinkie itself

Same URL as O.P.

"He didn't commit any crime."

If it goes to trial, Uhrig said he and his fellow defense attorney, would defend Zimmerman under the Stand Your Ground statute.

"He didn't commit any crime," Uhrig said on CBS. "He was attacked, broke his nose, hit his head into the ground and he defended himself. That's not against the law."If it goes to trial, Uhrig said he and his fellow defense attorney, would defend Zimmerman under the Stand Your Ground statute.

"He didn't commit any crime," Uhrig said on CBS. "He was attacked, broke his nose, hit his head into the ground and he defended himself. That's not against the law."

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:19 PM

23. No, the Chewbacca Defense

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #23)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:21 PM

27. Yup...



Sid

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:33 PM

2. Ridiculous defense IMO. n/t

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:36 PM

3. Oh Geez...

beyond pathetic.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:38 PM

4. absurd-

next it'll be the lyrics on some song on Trayvon's ipod filtering through to Zimmermans brain.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:39 PM

5. Is that the best legal defense money can buy?

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:41 PM

6. Shaken baby? How about shaken psychokiller? nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:43 PM

7. In this rewrite are we going for an insanity plea???

Let's see here. No charges. No evidence kept. No first hand investigation. 'Enhanced' video.
Still we set up for an insanity plea by virtue of "Shaken Baby Syndrome".

Will they keep rewriting this story until George Zimmerman is portrayed as an abused child turned suburban hero?
What are these people trying to prove?
Possably that stand you're ground laws are a good thing?
I do not think we will ever find out what realy happened.


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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:54 PM

8. Looks like another lousy headline to me.

'Counsel' mentioned this in a TV interview, right???

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:55 PM

9. Dafuq?? I had to read this through a number of times...SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME??!! So now,

he has detached retinas, bleeding in the brain and all the bells and whistles that go along with shaken BABYsyndrome. NOT shaken 28 F@CKING YEAR OLD, PSYCHOPATHIC LYING MURDERER syndrome. This is beyond crazy...what's next? Zimmerman had a miscarraige as a result of the beating Trayvon gave him? REALLY??!!!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:10 PM

10. This gives me a good sense that justice will come

Since Zimmerman can't seem to get anyone but this group of total hacks to mount his defense, his legal outlook doesn't look promising.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:13 PM

12. My friend Laura was shaken when she was little and she hasn't murdered anyone! Idiotic defense!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:25 PM

13. I'll say it yet again: before its over they will

say the gun went off accidentally.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:07 PM

16. before it's over Trayvon will have shot himself

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Response to NatBurner (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:42 PM

18. " I got me."

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Response to Solomon (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:20 PM

26. LOL n/t

N/T

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:57 PM

14. Heck yeh, that one will fly with a jury

Like a lead balloon, baby.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:58 PM

15. Wait, so he was shaken as a baby? Or he was afraid of getting shaken baby syndrome and pulled out

his gun? I can't even figure this out.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:44 PM

19. No. The lawyer was saying he got shaken baby syndrome

when Trayvon was bashing his head on the sidewalk.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:49 PM

20. Bizarre.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:51 PM

21. Funny. He doesn't look like a baby to me.

What an absurd defense.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:00 PM

22. Well, George is a baby. He's a cry baby.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:14 PM

24. kick for evening crowd nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:44 PM

25. Dear heavenly father. "Shaken Baby Syndrome"????

Here are the symptoms of "Shaken Adult Syndrome"




http://emj.bmj.com/content/17/2/144.full.pdf

1.He would have had intraocular hemorrhaging that would probably still be evident.
2.He would have had patterned bruising to both upper extremeties.
3.He would have SOME sort of subdural hematoma..easily diagnosed by CT.

Yet ANOTHER reason the man should have been evaluated by an ER doc before going to the Police Station.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Reply #25)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:25 PM

28. And doesn't this occur b/c a baby's skull has extra space in it?

I may be totally off-base here, but I thought that was why it could happen - the brain hasn't grown to fit the skull, making it vulnerable to shaking.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:26 PM

29. till more BS crap.....Zimmer is guilty of murder in my book...

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