Julie Baumer

Wrongfully convicted: September 29, 2005
Exonerated: October 15, 2010
Macomb County

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.

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