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Apr 30, 2019

Federal Court Overturns Ohio Shaken-Baby Conviction and Death Sentence Based on Withheld Evidence

A fed­er­al dis­trict court has over­turned the con­vic­tion of Genesis Hill (pic­tured), who was sen­tenced to death in Ohio in 1991 for the death of his six-month-old daugh­ter, Domika, based upon a ques­tion­able shak­en-baby diag­no­sis. On April 24, 2019, Chief Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio found that Ohio pros­e­cu­tors had uncon­sti­tu­tion­al­ly with­held excul­pa­to­ry evi­dence that called into ques­tion the cred­i­bil­i­ty of a key wit­ness and the tes­ti­mo­ny of the state’s foren­sic expert at tri­al. That evi­dence and sev­er­al new…