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Falsely Accused Family

March 19, 2009 permalink

Today we add a story by Maureen Burke, a Hamilton Ontario mother falsely accused of killing her own baby son Stryker Burke after an earlier baby death and a stillbirth. Children's aid kept four other children from the family for over a year. Among the lowlights, a pathologist preserved tissue samples in a solution containing methanol, then found that Stryker had died of methanol poisoning. When a teenager was found reading Harry Potter, a social worker diagnosed her as needing psychological intervention. A doctor diagnosed a baby with a fever requiring lots of liquids for recovery, but the parents were forbidden to give her anything to drink. After the murder case collapsed, there was no apology.