Defense doctor claims Nixzmary died of brain injury

A medical examiner called as a defense witness says that Nixzmary Brown?s death was not caused by child abuse syndrome.Dr. Charles Welti, the former chief

BROOKLYN - A medical examiner called as a defense witness says that Nixzmary Brown?s death was not caused by child abuse syndrome.

Dr. Charles Welti, the former chief medical examiner for Suffolk County, testified Monday and Tuesday that a brain injury called subdural hematoma was the sole cause for 7-year-old Nixzmary?s death two years ago.

Cesar Rodriguez, the young girl?s stepfather, is on trial for her murder. His defense team argues that none of the abuse Nixzmary suffered at the hand of Rodriguez led directly to her death. They claim that the girl?s mother, Nixzaliz Santiago, dealt the fatal blow.

The city medical examiner testified previously that all of Nixzmary?s injuries, collectively known as child abuse syndrome, led to her death.

Attorneys: Witnesses not cooperating in Nixzmary case

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 26
Activists say they want the city to retract 2 Residents converge to protest Bedford Armory Development
3 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 26
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting a 4 New Brooklyn Academy of Music exhibit features virtual reality storytelling
History lovers call Green-Wood Cemetery's trolley tour through 5 Black History Month: Green-Wood Cemetery trolley tour

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE