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Friday, November 21, 2008

Judge Rules Names Of Two Convicted in Death of "Baby P" Cannot Be Published

Newsweek's Rod Nordland writes about the contempt of court order that prevents the British press from publishes the names of two of those convicted in the death of "Baby P," a toddler who never made it to the age of two, and who sustained horrific abuse before his little body gave out in 2007. Police and social workers visited his home numerous times, and a physician examined him, but somehow, no one could help him. The mother, stepfather, and Jason Owen, a man who lived in the house with them, all convicted for "causing or allowing" the child's death, await sentencing. Meanwhile, British police are investigating sites that have posted or allowed posting of the names of the mother and stepfather in violation of the court order.

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