Racism or Deflection? Stephan: Former Alberta Medical Examiner's gross incompetence cost us 7 yrs of our lives.
Crown prosecution was repeatedly warned of issues with star witnesses credibility and disruptive tendencies
Supreme Court of Canada Case law addresses the issues surrounding the value of evidence that can not be understood by the litigants and the trier of facts. In this case the former Alberta Medical Examiner offered contradictory facts, went off on tangents unrelated to questions, refused to answer questions and even exploded in emotional rants.
Crown prosecutor Britta Kristensen made numerous statements regarding the struggle the Court was having in understanding the Doctor's testimony. At times the court reporter would appear to be on the verge of tears and would even interrupt testimony in an effort to clarify what had been said.
Race baiting used by the University of Calgary's Bio-Ethicist to attack Court of Queen's Bench Justice Terry Clackson.
Justice Clackson repeatedly attempted to calm down and redirect disrespectful and disruptive behaviors of Former Alberta Medical Examiner
Former Alberta Medical Examiner misrepresented facts repeatedly during Stephan Trial over death of toddler
Dr Adeagbo testified to having access to 133 pages of medical records supplied by Alberta Health Services. 26 different times over his 7 days of testimony, he testified that he had reviewed and considered all the medical evidence when coming to a conclusion as to how Ezekiel Stephan died. He testified that the medical examiners file contained everything he was given.
It was then brought to his attention that the defence was aware that long after the autopsy was completed, he was on record ordering further medical documents of Ezekiel Stephan. This showed that he was aware of other records that he had not considered. In total, Ezekiel's medical records exceeded 800 pages, of which, Dr. Adeagbo only had 133 to rely on.
The requirement to re-question the witness repeatedly was a long winded theme that resulted in three months of trial. The crowns original estimation was 2 weeks. The cost to tax payers and the defense is unrecoverable.
At one point during the trial when the topic of Ezekiel dying from hypoxic injury due to going over 8 minutes without oxygen in an ill equipped AHS ambulance, Dr. Adeagbo admitted to making a practice of excluding pertinent negatives from his autopsy reports which resulted in chatter from the gallery as they were left wondering what other AHS condemning information Dr. Adeagbo had excluded from Ezekiel's autopsy report.
The fact that Dr. Adeagbo left out pertinent medical facts from his report was compounded by the fact that he refused to answer questions repeatedly during trial. At one point Justice Clackson had to scold Dr. Adeagbo and compel an answer from him. This was a theme throughout the trial.
Competence in question: Dr. Bamidele Adeagbo believed medical evidence showed that Ezekiel was dead anywhere from 4 to 9 hours prior to the 911 call operator listened to him breathing.
Dr. Adeagbo repeatedly claimed Ezekiel was dead well before arriving at the hospital. This claim was shattered by a recorded 911 call where Ezekiel was recorded breathing while his parents discussed whether they should rush him into the hospital or wait for an ambulance.
The assessment of Dr. Adeagbo left a court room full of bewildered onlookers. He later indicated that the saline had watered down the blood that was tested. This would further increase the time he claimed Ezekiel had been deceased before the 911 call.
It was further discovered that Dr. Adeagbo struggled to read basic medical charts. In one instance Dr. Adeagbo based his findings off of a belief that medical staff were unable to resuscitate Ezekiel and that his state was much worse than it was. It was clear to everyone present that his assessment was miles away from reality.
Not Guilty Stephan Verdict Justice Terry Clackson
Stephan: A plea for help
After 7 years of fighting to protect their children while exposing the coverup surrounding their son's passing, they have lost almost everything. Threats of violence, financial hardship, misrepresentations by the Former Alberta Medical Examiner and doctors and hostile communities forced them out of their home. Please consider donating to help them and their children rebuild their lives. Click here to make a donation