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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Rat poison conclusion can't be used in Bei Bei Shuai feticide case"

Carrie Ritchie filed this story at the IndyStar site a few minutes ago. A quote:

A pathologist’s conclusion that newborn Angel Shuai died as a result of the rat poison her mother, Bei Bei Shuai, ate in a suicide attempt cannot be used in court, Marion Superior Court Judge Sheila Carlisle ruled Friday. Dr. Jolene Clouse will be able to testify only about her “observations and anatomical findings” if she’s called as a witness at Shuai’s April 22 trial, Carlisle ruled.

Clouse, who performed Angel’s autopsy, did not consider other potential causes for the brain bleeding that led to Angel’s death, Carlisle wrote in her ruling, and Clouse also didn’t provide sufficient evidence that rat poison was the cause of Angel’s January 2011 death.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 23, 2013 04:28 PM
Posted to Ind. Trial Ct. Decisions