KY Pathologist Testifies In Microwave Death Case

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.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Skip on Jan 16, 2008 at 04:16 PM
    It's not a crime to cut up a fetus, vaccum it out of the mother and it is a crime to nuke a baby.
  • by Suzie Location: Pikeville on Jan 16, 2008 at 01:29 PM
    seriously? the baby was cooked in a microwave oven and you are worried about how much a chicken liver is like a human liver? does it really matter? she fried her baby in a microwave. do you not get that?? how about we throw the mother, her lawyer(s), and this "witness" in a microwave since we can't use animal parts to prove the injuries.

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