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Defense expert says boy’s coma wasn’t caused by abuse; Machesney Park man’s trial ongoing



By Jeff Kolkey
Rockford Register Star
Posted Nov. 22, 2013 @ 3:00 pm



In an ongoing trial, defense expert Dr. Ophoven testifies that 
even though she doesn't know what did cause that 
coma, it didn't have to be abuse because specific 
injuries do not automatically diagnose abuse in 
pediatric patients. “'You need evidence of trauma 
before you can conclude there was abuse,' said 
Ophoven, a pediatric forensic pathologist based in 
Minnesota. 'You can’t look into a child’s eyes and 
conclude abuse.'”



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