3 witnesses commit perjury, lawyer said
The Ellis County Press
Waxahachie – After nearly two years of fighting with Child Protective Services, Midlothian couple Christopher and Laura Dobbins should be seeing the smiling faces of their children soon after the second trial- this case a criminal hearing in Ellis County Court at Law No. 1- when it took the jury less than one hour to come up with the verdict, not guilty.
The Dobbins case is no stranger to local media.
Starting back with a 911 call from the parents,when they heard their son Caleb cry from upstairs, the couple immediately were suspect by law enforcement and medical personnel of child abuse when they didn’t know how the injuries to their son occurred.
After the son was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Children’s in Dallas, testing revealed subdural hematomas in his brain, pancreatitis and old wrist fractures.
It’s reported the older brother, Jason Seginak told the forensic interviewer he youngest was kicked the head and stomach, claims Caleb never spoke of.
In fact, he said quite the opposite.
Christopher Dobbins didn’t see Caleb the first few months of his life but, when he learned he was the father, he took the necessary precautions to remove him from his biological mother whom allegedly had a family history of abuse and criminal activity.
During the end of the 12-member jury last Dec., evidence brought forth proved that he had a rare medical condition known as Henoch-Schonlein Purpura, a disease that causes blood vessels to become inflamed, which may have caused the injuries to the childs brain and pancreas.
The wrist fracture could have been attributed to the time the boy spent with his biological mother before being removed by the dad for safety , according to the couples attorneys.
Judge Greg Wilhelm, in spite of the jury verdict before the holidays, refused to return the children to the parents.
Defense attorney Mark Griffith, representing Laura, sent a Mandamus, to take administrative action on the parents legal rights, to the 19th Court of Appeals in Waco.
According to Griffith, at least three committed perjury during the trials. Dr. Matthew Cox, of Children’s Medical Center, Teresa Evans and Patsy Ward with Kids Care, a Midlothian daycare.
“They passed every smell test possible, there was no abuse, it didn’t happen,” said Griffith to The Dallas Morning News.