Shaken Baby Syndrome

Northwestern University

Northwestern’s Medill Innocence Project Turns Attention To Shaken Baby Cases

The Medill Innocence Project at Northwestern, which looks into prisoners’ cases, has helped free several wrongfully convicted inmates over the years.


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DCFS Investigating Death Of 4-Month-Old Girl

Hoffman Estates police are investigating the death of a 4-month-old Mount Prospect girl who officials say might have died from shaken baby syndrome Saturday afternoon.


Shirley Smith fears she may have to go back to prison. (CBS)

Kankakee Woman Faces Return To Prison For Grandson’s Death

A grandmother in Kankakee will spend New Year’s worrying if she’ll get sent back to prison. She was convicted some 15 years ago of shaking her grandson to death.