MA v. WOODWARD (1997)

British au pair Louise Woodward is charged with the murder of 9-month-old Matthew Eappen. Prosecutors claim Woodward shook Matthew violently and then carelessly threw him on to a pile of towels. Woodward's defense argues Matthew's injuries were months old. The trial brought international attention to the term “shaken baby syndrome.”

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MA v. WOODWARD (1997)