Tag Archives: Stephanie Spurgeon

Florida Care Provider Convicted

August 2012 update:

Stephanie Spurgeon has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. If there is information about an appeal, I will try to post it.

A Florida jury has convicted child-care provider Stephanie Spurgeon of manslaughter, despite testimony from neuropathologist Dr. Jan Leestma that the infant’s death could have resulted from non-violent causes. Spurgeon was facing first-degree murder charges, so the manslaughter conviction is a better outcome than she might have had.

The news report of the conviction seems to have been taken off the web.

For the news stories I noticed during the trial, you can check out

February 10 coverage

February 8 coverage

Her suporters maintain a facebook page for her at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Stephanie-Foundation/231645840262829


Filed under abusive head trauma, AHT, SBS, shaken baby syndrome