DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A forensic pathologist testifying for the
defense in a Dayton, Ohio, mother's murder case says calf brains and chicken torsos used by a prosecution witness aren't good indicators in determining injuries that would have been suffered by a baby in a microwave oven.
Last week, prosecution witness Robert Schiffman said China
Arnold's month-old daughter had injuries consistent with being left in a microwave for at least two minutes. Schiffman said he used calf brains and chicken torsos during experiments to duplicate the injuries.
But defense witness George Nichols, a pathologist from Louisville, Kentucky, says a chicken has a different body structure than humans, making it an unreliable indicator.
Arnold's trial is to begin January 28th.
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