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4. Julie Baumer 

Julie Baumer was wrongfully convicted of child abuse stemming from injuries sustained by her infant nephew while he was under her care. The judge granted her a new trial after attorneys presented new evidence indicating that the child’s symptoms were a result of medical issues, and not abuse. Julie was acquitted after a retrial in the fall of 2010. Julie’s was the first Michigan Innocence Clinic case to involve questionable “shaken baby syndrome” evidence, and also the first case to go to a retrial.

More details available at:

The National Registry of Exonerations: Julie Baumer
Metro Times:"When innocence is pink"
The New York Times:"Shaken-Baby Syndrome Faces New Questions in Court "
Michigan Radio:"Compensating for lost time: Michigan woman served four years for child abuse she didn’t commit"
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