Taking your child to the Emergency Room? Bring your lawyer. Families are being torn apart by unfounded accusations of Shaken Baby Syndrome, a.k.a. Abusive Head Trauma. Join Torn Family in the fight to end these injustices.
On November 1, 2016, the Michigan Court of Appeals denied Joshua Burns’ appeal – ruling that he did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel and the trial court did not err. The University of Michigan’s Innocence Clinic will continue this fight with an appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court. That appeal will be filed by […]
The Michigan Innocence Clinic has been awarded a grant of almost $250,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice. The Grant will be used for such things as hiring experts to review Shaken Baby Syndrome Cases. Read the full article here. SEEK JUSTICE
The parents of twins Jonathan and Jarayha Wolf are yet one more family that was torn apart when their son’s health difficulties resulted in death – and the triad. Read the full story at The Daily Beast.
Often it is difficult for a juror to get past the idea that an “expert” testifying in front of them may not be using proven forensic science. Doctors are trustworthy and scientist are…well… scientific right? A newly released report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology concluded that the forensic evidence techniques […]
Opportunity to Show Support: U of M Board of Regents Meeting What: The Board of Regents consists of elected officials who supervise and administer the massive budget for the University of Michigan, including their health system. Dr. Douglas Smith will address the Board of Regents regarding an editorial in which a U of M professor […]
WHEN – Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. WHERE – Michigan Court of Appeals, Hall of Justice, Second Floor, Lansing Courtroom, 925 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, MI 48909-7522 HOW YOU CAN HELP – Your attendance at this important court proceeding would be greatly appreciated in showing your support for the Burns family. WHAT – […]
WHEN – Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. WHERE – Michigan Court of Appeals, Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, MI 48909-7522 WHAT – On August 9, 2016, the Michigan Innocence Clinic (MIC) will be arguing on behalf of Joshua Burns at the Michigan Court of Appeals in Lansing, Michigan. The MIC […]
The Michigan Innocence Clinic wins a new hearing for a Port Huron man convicted of Shaken Baby Syndrome The University of Michigan’s Innocence Clinic have successfully argued for a new hearing to hear evidence that Terry Ceasor, a Port Huron man, was convicted based on the faulty theory that the only possible cause of his […]
On June 7, 2016 the court granted a request by the Department of Health and Human Services that court jurisdiction of Naomi be permanently terminated. Naomi is now in the full care and custody of her parents Josh and Brenda Burns. The Burns family are grateful for the overwhelming support they received over the past […]
This past weekend Josh, Brenda, Torn Family Trustees, and several local supporters had the opportunity to see the film The Syndrome in Bloomfield Hills. They also had the pleasure of meeting the filmmakers, Meryl and Susan Goldsmith. Please watch the below clip from Fox 2 Detroit. If you were unable to join them last weekend, The […]