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Sue Luttner photo by Jeffrey Coonen

Sue Luttner
photo by Jeffrey Coonen

Sue Luttner is a technical writer and occasional journalist who found herself inside an astonishing medico-legal controversy, which she blogs about at http://onsbs.com/

Sue grew up in Lynwood, California, and earned a Communication/Journalism degree from Stanford University in 1975. She spent several years as a legal copy editor before she found her true calling, writing user manuals and eventually programming guides for computer companies, primarily Apple. You can see her work history on Linkedin, at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sue-luttner/5/b24/737.

Over several months in the mid 1990s, Sue heard the story unfold as a friend’s adult niece was accused and ultimately convicted of shaking an infant in her care. Sue went to the medical library and reached an improbable conclusion: Child abuse physicians and prosecutors working with a flawed model of shaken baby syndrome are tearing apart innocent families and sending innocent parents and caretakers to prison in alarming numbers.

Sue was so staggered by the implications of her initial research that she has now spent 18 years educating herself, confirming her facts, and writing a book about it. You can read the prologue at  http://onsbs.com/prologue/

Her short piece on shaken baby syndrome in California Lawyer magazine is on line at http://www.callawyer.com/clstory.cfm?pubdt=201103&eid=914363&evid=1

You can see her academic treatment of the subject in the on-line journal Argument & Critique, at http://www.argumentcritique.com/uploads/1/0/3/1/10317653/luttner.pdf

Sue Luttner has found a new specialty, editing research papers for professional journals. For an article she edited for biomechanic John Lloyd, Phd, please see http://www.ashdin.com/journals/JFB/F110601.pdf. If you have technical editing needs, please be in touch through the form below.

Sue Luttner presenting on the history of the shaken baby syndrome literature, at the Evidence Based Medicine and Social Investigation conference in Vancouver, 2012.   -photo by Heather Dragotta

Sue is collaborating with the Innocence Network (the coalition of regional innocence projects) on resources for attorneys appealing infant head-injury cases, and she is available to help attorneys come up to speed on the medical issues.

She is now the inaugural president of Protecting Innocent Families, Inc. a newly formed non-profit that represents both falsely accused families and the professionals who defend them. She also works with the Evidence Based Medicine and Social Investigation group, an alliance of parents who offer information and support to others falsely accused of abusing their children.

Sue Luttner is now finishing an important, engaging, and meticulously researched book on the double tragedy of shaken baby syndrome. For the first third of the book outline and links to sample chapters, please see http://onsbs.com/chapters/.  She believes that the subject matter demands the credibility of a third party and is therefore looking for an agent or publisher. If you can help, please be in touch.

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  1. JAMON MATTHEWS

    MY NAME IS JAMON MATTHEWS AND OUR LONG TIME FAMILY FRIEND JEFFERY BAKER WAS WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF SBS IN BOISE IDAHO AFTER TWO TRIALS ON APRIL 22, 2013. I ATTENDED MUCH OF BOTH TRIALS AND AM SICK TO MY STOMACH AT OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM IN IDAHO.
    THE ADA COUNTY CORONER CONCLUDED THAT IT WAS BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA WHICH CAUSED GRACELYNN BAKERS DEATH AT ONLY 11 WEEKS OLD. THE CORONER TESTIFIED THAT THIS WAS NOT A SHAKEN BABY CASE AS HER LOOKED FOR EVIDENCE AND FOUND NONE. THE BABYSITTER THAT JEFF HIRED ADMITTED TO POLICE ON A RECORDED DVD AND TESTIFIED SHE SAW A RAISED BUMP OR KNOT ON HER HEAD PRIOR TO BEING PICKED UP, THE DAY GRACELYNN COLLAPSED.
    WHAT MAKES THIS AN OUTRAGE IS THAT AFTER THEIR OWN CORONER SAID IT WAS NOT SHAKEN BABY, THE JUDGE ALLOWED THE PROSECUTION TO SAY IT WAS. ANYBODY WHO CAN HELP EXPOSE THIS BIAS SYSTEM AND WRONGFUL CONVICTION OF OUR GOOD FRIEND, PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW. I HAVE DOCUMENTS WHICH BACK WHAT I’VE STATED.
    AFTER MUCH THOUGHT, IF THIS CASE HAD SOME OUT OF STATE EXPOSURE, THE STATE WOULD HAVE SOME ACCOUNTABILITY. JEFF IS A LOVING FATHER WHO LOST HIS DAUGHTER GRACELYNN AFTER BEING DROPPED BY A BABYSITTER ON ACCIDENT AND LATER COLLAPSED FROM A CVT (BLOOD CLOT TO THE BRAIN). I’M WILLING TO HELP JEFF AND HIS FAMILY ANYWAY POSSIBLE, I NEED GUIDENCE.
    EVIDENCE SUPPORTING JEFF’S INNOCENCE:
    1. ALL 4 PATHOLOGISTS WHO TESTIFIED FOUND CVT.
    2.ADA COUNTY CORONER DELETED FINDINGS OF CVT FROM FINAL REPORT.
    3. CHILD ABUSE DOCTOR FOR THE STATE TESTIFIED GRACELYNN HAD TORN BRAIN STEM, WHICH WAS A LIE.
    4. BABYSITTER ADMITTED SHE ACCIDENTLY DROPPED GRACELYNN, 11 WEEKS OLD INTO A DEEP SINK, WHICH IS RECORDED ON DVD.
    5. BABYSITTER TESTIFIED PRIOR TO AUTOPSY REPORT BEING PUBLISHED, SHE SAW A RAISED BUMP OR KNOT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF GRACELYNNS HEAD PRIOR TO JEFF PICKING HIS DAUGHTER UP.
    6. NOT ONE MEDICAL STAFF FOUN ANY MARKS ON GRACELYNN WHEN SHE ARRIVED AT THE HOSPITAL.
    7. HOSPITAL COMPROMISED GRACELYNNS OXYGEN FIRST NIGHT IN ICU AND HER BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION LEVELS DROPPED TO OR BELOW 35%.
    8. JEFF WAS ONLY HOME ALONE WITH GRACELYNN FOR 76 MINUTES.
    9. ADA COUNTY CORONERS OFFICE RULED GRACELYNNS DEATH FROM BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA I.E. THE BRUISE FOUND ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HER HEAD, WHICH THE BABYSITTER ADMITTED TO INFLICTING AND SAW RIGHT AFTER INFLICTING IT, ALONG WITH THE ADA COUNTY CORONER TESTIFYING THIS WAS NOT A “SHAKING BABY” CASE. THREE OUT OF FOUR PATHOLOGISTS TESTIFIED THIS WAS NOT SBS.
    HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE!!

    JEFFERY BAKER 54 YEARS OLD WAS CONVICTED OF SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME ON APRIL 22 2013.
    JEFFERY BAKER IS BACK IN COURT ON A MOTION FOR A NEW TRIAL BASED ON NEW EVIDENCE AND FALSE TESTIMONY FROM STATES WITNESSES.THE IDAHO SYSTEM SHOULD SET THIS INNOCENT FATHER, GRANDFATHER, SON AND BROTHER FREE!

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