Truth, faith, and sound reasoning collide with criminal justice after a toddler dies from catastrophic head injuries allegedly inflicted by a young mother at her daycare center. Her fight against murder charges is fraught with numerous unexpected and inexplicable roadblocks and struggles that often tests her faith in the justice system, a loving God, and in others. However, the names of all individuals, businesses, entities, and locations are fictional and any names resembling an actual person, living or dead, are purely coincidental. However, all facts and events are as they actually happened and documented by personal and court records.
Although written from the perspective of a paralegal and the mother of the defendant, it is not an analysis or critique of all the legal and medical forensic issues involved. However, important evidence and facts not previously known by the media, the public, the judge, and jury are revealed.
The first postscript to the story discusses several criminal justice defects and makes radical suggestions that will make the systems more efficient and just.
The second postscript discusses several medical myths associated with children’s short-distance falls (SDF), Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), and intentional infliction of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). It also recaps some of the latest forensic research and discoveries that explain alternative causes to claims of child abuse.
Finally, this story encourages faith in God and developing an eternal perspective when life is not fair and does not make sense.