Regrettably, I haven't checked in here in a while. I'm about two months late to this conversation. I'm trying to follow the recent go-around with Clive and Bill and I am a little confused. There is NO accountability on Brian's part whatsoever. None. Clive, what "conduct" of Brian's do you have an issue with in the days before the boy's death? He was unaware of any discharge instructions from the ER visit from 10 days earlier. He was unaware that the boy had anything other than a fractured clavicle and that Ami was provided instructions specifically stating for her to bring her son back immediately if he was showing any symptoms from the list provided. In fact, Ami told people that the stumbling, etc. was from the boy walking around with the brace on. And Brian was unaware that there was a rechecked scheduled for the earlier on day the boy died.
And to answer your questions:
1 The date Ami moved in with Brian
She never "moved" in. She was staying there on and off but was there the past week more often because her electricity and heat had been turned off in her apartment for non-payment. She could not go to her mother's because her mother was reportedly trying to help the bio father take custody of the kids. Brian went to her apartment, saw the kids sitting on the couch in jackets and there were some candles lit. He had them at his apartment because he felt bad for the kids.
2 Both her children's medical records
Got them. Ami's neglect is clearly documented for both her children and for a period starting long before she ever met Brian. Not enough fingers and toes to count not only the number of sick visits but the number of no-show for wellness checks and follow ups. Disgusting.
3. The medical records for Brian's child
No problems there. Ever.
4. Whether the joint custody order he had with the mother resulted from contested proceedngs and, if so,
Not sure whose joint custody you are referring to? Ami and the bio father for the boy who died who was later awarded custody of the other child?
5. Any grounds advanced against him by the mother
None. Until after the autopsy when she needed to change her story to avoid the spotlight since she was already on the radar of child services.
6. How and when it is suggested the child acquired the skull fracture
According to the state's experts it happened at the time of death, wasn't survivable, had to be the last adult present, etc. All wrong and we are piecing that together now.
7. The cause of death
Well it wasn't "multiple blunt force injuries of the head." Clearly the ME doesn't know the difference between "cause of" and "manner of." Then again, he wasn't actually an appropriately licensed pathologist.
8. What other injuries were observed at autopsy and whether any of them were recent, especially if falling within the period after Ami moved in (which is not stated in the case summary)
Lots of questions as to bruising, etc. which the self proclaimed child abuse expert was miraculously able to time to "at or around the time of death" due to coloring despite the fact that nobody is actually able to do that and certainly not through a few polaroid's. Too much junk science there to get into.
Ami's testimony was scripted as much as she could remember from what the ADA told her. Unfortunately, Brian's attorney didn't bother challenging anything. Not her documented contradicted testimony, not the clearly conflicted medical evidence, not the shotty police "investigation" which generated no actual notes or even signed statements, and not the qualifications or existence of at least one of the state's experts who should never have been allowed to testify. The only question here is who screwed this innocent guy more? Was it the ADA who both hid evidence and created false evidence? Or was it his clown car of attorneys, each one more lazy and incompetent than the one before.
"There is no justice in the courts, only law"