Texas Lawyer Blake Ferrell represented a defendant charged in Cherokee County with Injury to a Child. The State wanted at least 50 years in prison for the offense.
There were no witnesses to the offense. The defendant claims he tripped and fell on top of the baby causing the injury. The State claimed that the baby was shaken by the defendant causing the injury. The defendant was convicted on the weight of the Medical Examiner’s testimony.
Gradoni & Associates Investigate
During the course of the investigation, Cindy Klein interviewed a number of people who gave positive testimony during the punishment phase, helping the jury decide to give the mentally challenged defendant probation. The Prosecutor was observed punching the table when the jury returned the probation verdict.
RESULT BASED ON INVESTIGATION: Probation for Injury to a Child