Pathologist's work under review -
Innocent parents charged in deaths
Toronto Star, Sept. 12, 2005
HAROLD LEVY, STAFF REPORTER,
Dr. Charles Smith, a controversial pathologist
involved in several prominent cases
where innocent parents were charged
with killing their children
has left the Hospital for Sick Children,
the Star has learned.
(See COMMENTS to this post for the rest of this article...)
Many innocent parents now being exonerated through the reviews of Dr. Smith's over zealous testimonies... it's not like he was incompetant - he was the HEAD of Pathology of Toronto's Sick Children's Hospital for years!!
Dr. Smith is not the only one...
it was the overly exuberant false evidence of a 'senior' pathologist that led to the wrongful charging and conviction of Darren Koehn
. To many 'experienced' pathologists, trained many decades ago, success means gaining convictions - not discovering the 'truth'... this is not CSI. JUNE, 2005 ~ Chief Coroner orders review of a decade of cases...
~ Two minute feature CBC VIDEO of "Dr. Smith's false autopsies leading to false convictions..."
(the video is Well Worth the minute or two it will take to load up for Quicktime, and it will open in a separate window, so you can keep reading here) Audio introduction to above CBC newstory video clip: "As pediatric pathologists go, Dr. Charles Smith was considered among the best, helping prosecute and jail alleged killers of children... but now Ontario's Chief Coroner says 'he can't be sure Smith was right', so today he reopened more than a decades' worth of Smith's old cases..."
The CBC news story print
version about Dr. Smith is available at the CBC website...