Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

IN Child Death Case

Marion County, Indiana, Judge Sheila Carlisle has ruled that Dr. Jolene Clouse's conclusion that a newborn baby's death was the result of her mother's ingesting rat poison is unreliable and cannot be used against the mother Bei Bei Shuai at her murder trial.  Carlisle said that, because Clouse didn't specify how she knew for certain the rat poison was the cause of infant Angel Shuai's death instead of indomethacin, a drug given to pregnant women that can cause similar effects, combined with Clouse's failing to consider that brain bleeds often occur in premature infants without any clear cause, her reasoning was flawed.

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