“Scientifically bankrupt.” MI appeals court blasts defense in death of 3 year- old girl

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In a searing ruling, the state appeals court overturned the convictions of a Detroit woman who was charged in her daughter’s death, calling her attorney’s defense theory “scientifically bankrupt.”
The Michigan Court of Appeals said Jasmine Gordon’s constitutional rights were violated because of the poor work of her trial lawyer, John McWilliams.

“His ‘strategy’ actually amounted to no defense at all,” the three-judge panel said Thursday in a unanimous decision to toss Gordon’s convictions on child abuse and involuntary manslaughter charges.


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