The Alan Yurko Case
Florida Father Convicted of Shaking Baby Death-
Evidence Points to Vaccines & Medical Neglect
By Don Harkins, The Idaho Observer
August 23, 2004
Alan Yurko Evidentiary Hearing: Day 1 ORLANDO,
Fla., 23 August 2004
Alan Yurko's long-awaited evidentiary hearing got off to a
disappointing start here today for 40 Yurko supporters, but by lunch the
tide had noticeably turned in Yurko's favor and, by 5 p.m., it was obvious
that the prosecution was losing ground.
New evidence has surfaced indicating that the contraindicated
administration of vaccines and medical malpractice, not shaking, caused
the death of baby Alan.
The hearing began with District 9 Medical Examiner's Office
Administrative Staff Supervisor, Sheri Blanton with a stack of records to
be admitted into evidence.
Yurko attorney Mary Fitzgibbons alluded to the mixup in baby
Alan's records and autopsy with another infant who was an older, black baby.
On redirect, Prosecutor Lerner attempted to rationalize the
mixup due to the numbers of babies that must have died during the same time
period. To Lerner's obvious dismay, Blanton explained that no babies died
at that hospital one week before or one week after baby Alan died.
The records were admitted without objection from the state.
The opening salvo was a direct hit on the prosecution's case
against Yurko. The second witness proved to be a point for the other side
when Dr. Archie Kalokerinos was disqualified by the court as an expert witness.
Dr. Kalokerinos's work in the Australian outback in the 60s and 70s proved
that vaccines were killing and injuring large numbers of Aborigine children.
He discovered that, by injecting the children with vitamin C, adverse reactions
were dramatically reduced. Because his findings were met with hostility
rather than being "generally accepted by the medical community"
his testimony and 50 years' experience with vaccines and vaccine injuries
were not to be considered by the court. Such is the course of "justice."
[Editor's note: The court may not have heard the brilliant
and dedicated Dr. Kalokerinos, who flew all the way from Australia to be
so disrespectfully treated, but anyone in the Orlando area Friday night
27 August will have the privilege--at a talk he will give on SIDS and SBS.
A notice on this was sent previously. A reminder containing all the info
and a letter from Roy B Kuspinel, MD will be sent out soon.]
Witness three was the custodian of records from the office
of baby Alan's Pediatrician Dr. Richard Sagg. The records were accepted
Following was telephone testimony from Dr. Sagg of Orlando.
It was not clear why he was not required to appear in person. The telephone
exchanges were cumbersome---but revealing.
Dr. Sagg admitted that baby Alan was born with pneumonia,
his breathing had been assisted by a ventilator and he was jaundiced. When
his parents explained that their little boy was constipated and often had
diarrhea, Dr. Sagg prescribed a teaspoon of Karo Syrup with a bottle of
formula. He then explained that baby Alan was a healthy baby and it was
safe to administer DTaP, OPV and HIB vaccines to him on the last of four
visits Nov. 11, 1997.
Board Certified Internist Jerry Bush, MD was the fifth witness,
and he did an excellent job of explaining how "The confluence"
of baby Alan's medical problems and "medical neglect," not the
alleged shaking by his father, led to his death.
Recognizing that Dr. Bush's logical and credible expert testimony
was damaging his case, he attempted unsuccessfully to discredit the witness
on redirect after returning from the lunch break.
His lengthy attempted assault on Dr. Bush' s credibility allowed
this thorough man to place much more medically logical information onto
the record than would have been entered otherwise. During one volley of
redirect, Fitzgibbons asked him, "Would you say he [baby Alan] died
of natural causes?" "Yes, if medical negligence is a 'natural
cause,'" quoth Dr. Bush!
The sixth witness was a hospital employee who was identified
as a custodian of hospital records. The records for which she was custodian
were admitted without objection.
Mark Strong, RN, of TransLife, the organ-harvesting company
that harvested baby Alan's heart, intestines and liver, stated that the
heart, which was given to a child in Alabama, was not autopsied, contrary
to the original autopsy report by discredited Medical Examiner, Shashi B.
Gore--- the report which was used to convict Yurko of shaking his baby to
death. He also said that organs are harvested on demand---"sometimes
from healthy people, sometimes from ill people." Conspicuously absent
from the witness list is Dr. Gore, who retired in disgrace earlier this
The eighth and final witness of the day was Ophthalmologist
Horace B. Gardner, Horace B. Gardner, MD, JD, who, in a very illustrative
and entertaining manner, testified as to the nature of retinal bleeds observed
by Dr. Gore. He also cast doubt on the entire SBS theory by stating, "Every
doctor has seen the same amount of shaken babies who developed SBS--zero."
The day's testimony concluded with Dr. Gardner stating that the retinal
bleeding could have been caused by the hospital which administered excessive
doses of the blood thinner heparin just prior to baby Alan's death and that
it was "impossible" for Dr. Gore to pinpoint the time baby Alan's
retinal bleeding started, as he attempted to do in the discredited autopsy
Tuesday's proceedings will begin with a the prosecution's
cross examination of Dr. Gardner.
Post Script: The entire event was recorded by a production
crew employed by Gary Null and a FOX news affiliate. The FOX news team out
of Orlando broadcast a segment reporting the Yurko case on local TV. Several
of us who witnessed the events of the day had just had dinner together when
the news came on. Yurko supporters can be assured that the editorial slant
overwhelmingly favored Yurko.
The witnesses independently and in accordance with the expertise
they have amassed in their respective medical disciplines, wove a logical
sequence of events that make a powerful case for Yurko. I will say that
something big is coming, but cannot say anything more at this time.
We are prayerfully optimistic that Yurko will prevail in this
evidentiary hearing and will be granted a new trial. An update will be forthcoming
after the conclusion of tomorrow's activities.
Don Harkins, reporting from Orlando, Florida
Thank you, Don, for that informative, entertaining and inspiring
Peter, YP Webmaster
for Alan, Francine, the YP staff--and Alan Ream Yurko
To donate online via secure PayPal (verified) service:
To donate via check or money order, make payable to:
The Yurko Project
PO Box 585965
Orlando, FL 32858-5965
For phone inquiries call Mrs. Francine Yurko at (407)-291-4344.
For e-mail inquiries Francine: FRANSWRLD@AOL.COM, Alan: email@example.com.
To visit the website: <http://www.freeyurko.bizland.com/>
To view past updates:
To read a case overview: http://www.freeyurko.bizland.com/appeal.html
Forward Courtesy of Donna Carrillo <Services4Health@aol.com
All information posted on this web site is
the opinion of the author and is provided for educational purposes only.
It is not to be construed as medical advice. Only a licensed medical doctor
can legally offer medical advice in the United States. Consult the healer
of your choice for medical care and advice.