Wrongfully convicted: September 29, 2005
Exonerated: October 15, 2010
Julie Baumer was wrongfully convicted of child abuse stemming from injuries sustained by her infant nephew while he was under her care.
The judge granted her a new trial after attorneys presented new evidence indicating that the child’s symptoms were a result of medical issues, and not abuse.
Julie was acquitted after a retrial in the fall of 2010.
Julie’s was the first Michigan Innocence Clinic case to involve questionable “shaken baby syndrome” evidence, and also the first case to go to a retrial.
More details available at:
- The National Registry of Exonerations: Julie Baumer
- Metro Times: "When innocence is pink"
- The New York Times: "Shaken-Baby Syndrome Faces New Questions in Court"
- Michigan Radio: "Compensating for lost time: Michigan woman served four years for child abuse she didn’t commit"