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Baby Heil Had 'Thousands' Of Retinal Hemorrhages, Doctor Says

An ophthalmologist said baby Zachary Heil's injuries were consistent with being forcefully shaken.
An ophthalmologist said baby Zachary Heil's injuries were consistent with being forcefully shaken. Photo Credit: File

GOSHEN, N.Y. – An ophthalmologist who examined baby Zachary Heil before his death said the baby's eyes showed "extensive hemorrhage" during day 4 of Micheal Heil's murder trial on Monday, according to the Times Herald-Record.

Dr. Robert Josephberg said that the severe nature of baby Zachary's injuries was "unique to trauma in children" and that the injuries are the result of violent starts and stops like a car crash. He went on to testify that Zachary had "thousands" of hemorrhages, the Record Reported.

The retinal hemorrhages, Josephberg testified, combined with the extensive head trauma, made him certain they were the result of being forcefully shaken, The Record said.

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