Judge Rules in Favor of Medical Examiner
POSTED: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 2:29pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 4:22pm
EL PASO- An attempt to get the autopsy results tossed out in the capital murder trial of Shawntrell Dawkins has been denied.
Dawkins is charged with killing 2-year-old Milayna Harris. Today a judge ruled that Milayna's autopsy results will be used against Dawkins during her upcoming trial. Dawkins' defense attorney Stuart Leeds tried to get the autopsy results tossed out because he claims the medical examiner was never legally allowed to perform the autopsy.
"A true defense attorney holds his head up high and goes on to the next battle, and the next battle in this case is the jury will get to decide how much credibility if any Doctor Contin has," said Stuart Leeds.