Third District Appellate Court Affirms New Trial After Post-conviction Hearing Based on Brady Violation in Infamous Del Prete Case

The Third District Appellate Court upholds the trial court’s order of a new trial after a third stage post-conviction hearing where a letter indicating a key witness had doubts of the Shaken Baby Syndrome diagnosis in the form of a letter was never disclosed to the original defense trial attorney.

The Appellate Court found this to be material, and inexcusable, affirming the order of a new trial in this already highly publicized case.

The case is People v. Jennifer Del Prete

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