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The Child Cases

Sudden child deaths are often assumed to be murder and caregivers are frequently the accused. FRONTLINE, ProPublica and NPR investigate, uncovering evidence of questionable convictions...

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January 4, 2013, 9:39 pm
Facing a Second Trial, Ernie Lopez Takes Plea Deal

An Amarillo man whose conviction for sexually assaulting a child was reversed after experts questioned forensic evidence used against him, pleads guilty to a reduced charge.

April 6, 2012, 6:03 pm
California Governor Commutes Sentence in Shaken Baby Case

Shirley Ree Smith, who was convicted in 1997 of shaking her infant grandson to death, has always maintained her innocence.

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