Withheld Evidence recovered after Guilty Verdict
Full disclosure was requested 3 times during the trial and each time the X-Rays showing that Ezekiel Stephan did not have a Right Plural Empyema that was listed as a cause of death was left out.
These were key pieces of evidence needed to prove that the medical examiners report was falsified in what appeared to be an attempt to cover up the medical mishap that took place in the ambulance.
Falsified Autopsy Report indicating an Empyema that turned into Bacterial Meningitis days before the X-Ray was taken
Almost four out of the six weeks of trial were dedicated to having doctors present evidence to the jury providing hypothetical evidence of how Ezekiel must have suffered based on the falsified Medical examiners report.
The impact on the Jury could not be denied as at least half of them broke down into tears during a verdict that would result in the sentencing of loving parents and the likely removal of their 8 year old, 3 year old and 18 month old sons.
X-rays of Ezekiel showing No Empyema
For your comparison - 50 yr old man with empyema after two weeks of partially treated pneumonia