Riley Owen Bilke
Riley Owne Bilke died April 3, 2004 from symptoms associated with shaken baby syndrome: brain hemorrhaging, retinal hemorrhaging, and brain swelling. His father,Todd Dittberner, who had a past non-violent criminal record, was charged with first-degree reckless homicide. Riley's mother was not charged. Dittberner was acquitted.
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father
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|Eye expert testifies for Dittberner||2005-06-30|
|WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW: SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME: MEDICAL UNCERTAINTY CASTS DOUBT ON CONVICTIONS||1997-10-26|