From the July 2002 Idaho Observer:

Yurko 100-page appeal model for bogus Shaken Baby Syndrome cases

Cutting edge evidence, arguments could stop imprisonment of parents as cover for vaccine damage

By Ingri Cassel

This country has already imprisoned hundreds, maybe thousands of innocent parents convicted of SBS -- Shaken Baby Syndrome. SBS has replaced Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) as a leading cause of infant mortality. The only explanation is that an insatiable legal system requires people to prosecute. SBS identifies a perpetrator where SIDS deaths are allegedly mysterious. The one factor that ties SBS and SIDS together is vaccines -- not harmful parents. The truth is that most SBS convictions can be demonstrated to be a cover for medical malpractive and/or murder by injection of childhood vaccines.

Alan R.Yurko was accused of shaking his premature baby to death in 1997 and was sentenced to life plus 10 years without parole. After a thorough review of Baby Alan's medical records, numerous medical experts have concluded that Baby Alan died as a result of childhood vaccinations. Furthermore, his medical condition contraindicated the administration of any vaccines.

It just so happened that Baby Alan received a dose of DTaP vaccine that had over 65 adverse events reported on this one vaccine lot, including death and permanent disability, to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) (See Alan's story, “My Rude Awakening from Medical Armageddon” in the Feb., 2001 edition of The Idaho Observer).

Yurko has certainly not been sitting idle in prison. He has been credited as the person who has done the most to raise awareness on the real dangers of vaccination and this voodoo medical procedure's contribution to the epidemics of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Shaken Baby Syndrome and autism our country is experiencing.

After amassing literally hundreds of supporters internationally, and after getting all his ducks in a row, Alan filed his appeal for post conviction relief March 22, 2002. His appeal brief is over 100 pages long and contains much new information that will be of benefit to many others falsely accused of SBS. The entire brief is available on his website:

2nd Chair Legal Services in San Diego, California, also submitted a writ of amicus curiae in conjunction with Yurko's appeal. [Note: According to Black's Law Dictionary, amicus curiae is Latin for 'friend of the court'. Amicus curiae is a person who is not party to the lawsuit, but who petitions the court or is requested by the court to file a brief in the action because that person has a strong interest in the subject matter. It is often referred to as 'amicus'.]

The amicus briefs being submitted in Yurko's case are not a solicitation of innocence or guilt, but merely to educate the court of the evolving and complex medical/legal issues that encompass this case.

Yurko hopes to gain an “evidentiary hearing” based on the merits of his appeal. At this hearing, Yurko will be able to present expert witnesses and evidence to support his case. It is at this evidentiary hearing where a judge will decide whether Yurko is awarded a new trial. The judge's decision can be appealed.

Since Yurko works in the prison law library, he sees countless similar appeals. Responses can take anywhere from 3 to 6 to 9 to 12 to sometimes as long as 18 months. Yurko's brief is exceptionally long and complex. Considering that death penalty appeals are limited to 75 pages and Yurko's appeal is over 100 pages, it may be a long wait. However, the arguments are solid and backed by precedent-setting case law. Those of you who read it will see that there are many issues proving Yurko's innocence outside of the vaccine evidence.

The parents of this nation are becoming increasingly at risk of being charged with SBS as a cover of medical malpractice resulting from vaccine damage. Yurko's 100-page appeal is available to those who wish to be adequately prepared to meet bogus SBS charges with cutting edge legal arguments from published science and medical evidence.

For those of you saying “I want to help!”, please contact Ingri Cassel 208-255-2307 or Violet Harris 208-455-0062. Idaho is currently experiencing an SBS witch hunt outside our state's capital and these young men, most in jail or prison for SBS, need your support. Also visit or for more information.

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