News Flash

MCAO Latest News

Posted on: December 21, 2016

Jury Clears County of Wrong Doing in Civil Suit Connected to 2007 Homicide Case

PHOENIX- A jury returned a verdict recently in favor of Maricopa County in Lisa Randall v. Maricopa County, a lawsuit involving the Office of the Medical Examiner. In 2007, an investigation into the death of a four-month-old infant resulted in the prosecution of the Plaintiff, the operator of an in-home daycare. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office later dismissed criminal charges after medical experts disagreed with one another.

The Plaintiff sought to hold Maricopa County liable for the Medical Examiner’s conclusion that the infant died due to blunt force trauma of the head and neck. After a judge invalidated a defense verdict in 2013, the parties were back in court for a retrial from December 5 to 19, 2016. The Civil Services Division of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office successfully defended Maricopa County and the Medical Examiner in a jury trial before the Honorable David Gass. The jury agreed that the Medical Examiner was not grossly negligent in the performance of his statutory duties, rendering a 9-1 verdict in favor of Maricopa County.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in MCAO Latest News

Update On Petersen Investigation

Posted on: December 11, 2019

MCAO Honors Our Veterans

Posted on: November 8, 2019

Dion Earl Found Guilty on All Charges

Posted on: August 22, 2019

MCAO Launches Community Grants Webpage

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Update on Green Acre Dog Boarding Deaths

Posted on: September 22, 2014

National Geographic - Taboo

Posted on: August 31, 2012