Tuesday, June 5, 2012

In Louisiana, Father convicted of negligent homicide in infant's death | Shaken Baby Syndrome

A jury on Tuesday reportedly found Chase Cascio guilty of negligent homicide in the death of his 2-month-old son, who was killed in June 2009.

After about five hours of deliberation, the jury reportedly came back with the guilty verdict that could put Cascio in prison for two to five years, said prosecuting attorney Josephine Heller.

The verdict on Tuesday reportedly followed closing arguments by both sides, focusing on whether it was Cascio who beat and shook the baby, whether he intended to harm the baby, the believability of witness testimonies and the timing of events.

Prosecutors Heller and Nick Anderson reportedly told the jury that Cascio had a violent past, had been quoted saying “everyone has a breaking point” and that pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Jose Bermudez had testified that the injuries the baby suffered were consistent with those caused by blunt force trauma less than an hour or so before the baby was sent to the hospital.

Anderson argued Cascio had reportedly reached his breaking point at home, with the increasing arguments he had gotten into with his wife stemming from their different upbringings and financial struggles.

Anderson reportedly said witnesses such as the baby’s mother, great-grandmother and a family neighbor had testified that the baby had seemed happy days and hours before he was in Cascio’s care.

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