Oct 2, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 18, 2014
Sep 4, 2014
Doctor testifies in Roy trial that victim was 'near death'
"He was dying," testified Dr. Baird Mallory, the head of surgery of the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at the Maine Medical Center. He operated on Strider Downs-Skidgel, who was 2½ years old at the time. Dr. Mallory said the boy's temperature was only a degree higher than that required to sustain life, and the pH level in his blood was so low it was at a level that would "kill most adults."
Justin Roy, 34, of Albany, is charged with multiple felony counts that allege he caused first- and second-degree injuries to Strider, who lived with his mother, Heather Downs, and his two brothers, Zander, now 8, and Gallagher, now 2, with Roy in a mobile home at Golden Oaks park in Albany.
Roy also faces two counts of assault alleging he bruised Zander by sitting on his legs, one count of simple assault for allegedly pushing Heather Downs away from the shed where he held Strider, and one count of simple assault alleging that he squirted the contents of a baby bottle on 11-month-old Gallagher.
Mallory, the chief surgeon for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center, operated on Strider three times to repair life-threatening injures to his bowel. He said the injuries were the result of multiple trauma and could not have occurred accidentally or from a fall from a shed step or from being pulled from bed. He said this type of blunt abdominal trauma is seen in car accidents or a fall from a great height.
Defense attorneys, Deputy County Attorney Susan Boone and Judge Houran spent several sessions in bench conference and in open court without the jury present reviewing half a dozen close-up color photographs taking during those surgeries. The photographs showed Strider's internal organ and bowel area. Boone argued the photographs were key to the state's case, as the issue is that not only was there serious bodily injury to the boy, but that a "tremendous amount of force" was used. Counselors eventually agreed on using three photographs to illustrate Mallory's testimony.
Testimony continues Wednesday in Carroll County Superior Court.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Lancaster man facing more charges in death of neighbor - 0
- Sources say Abigail Hernandez's kidnapper may be indicted Wednesday - 0
- K9 team heads to Pennsylvania to assist in accused cop-killer search - 0
- Former Farmington fire chief indicted on theft charge - 0
- Couple facing charges for 2 Portsmouth robberies - 0
- Nashua caretaker wants evidence suppressed in sexual assault case - 0
- Former coach from Nashua charged in sex assaults claims confession was involuntary - 0
- Manchester police: Ga. man stole truck in Mass. to visit mom in NH - 0
- South African Olympian Pistorius sentenced to five years in girlfriend's murder - 0
- Salem mall renovations on target - 0
- Another View -- John H. Sununu: Voters, pick a governor who is serious about the Pledge - 3
- Team Obama: Faking right, voting left - 12
- Charles Arlinghaus: This government 'investment' is a bad idea - 2
- Preventing riots: What should Keene do? - 1
- Manchester mayor asks aldermen to hold abandonded property owners accountable - 0
- Residents given Londonderry playing field priority - 0
- NH has 1,300 guardrail ends targeted in federal safety suit - 1
- Carignan promoted to deputy police chief in Nashua - 0
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon to care for any potential NH Ebola patients, state announcesREADER COMMENTS: 0
Locked in a dead heat, Shaheen, Brown spar
NH's back-road rest areas fading away
Team Obama: Faking right, voting left
Keene riots a focus of gubernatorial debate
Preventing riots: What should Keene do?
- Whom do you think bears the brunt of the blame for the mayhem this weekend in Keene?
- KSC students
- KSC administration
- Visitors from out of town
- A combination of any/all of the above
- Total Votes: 2483