Former caregiver convicted of killing baby heading back to court

Lawyer says she wasn't given fair trial

A Kent County childcare provider convicted of murdering one of the children in her care is heading back to court, according to her attorney, who said she was denied a fair trial.

Trevor Ulrich lived for only nine months. He died on Sept. 3, 2009, two days after his mother took him to daycare.

"It took a lot of therapy for me to get over the guilt that came with putting him in daycare and essentially putting him in the hands of the woman that killed him," Kelly Ulrich , Trevor’s mother, said.

A jury in 2010 found Gail Dobson guilty of killing Trevor. She was convicted of second degree murder and first degree child abuse. State employees however failed to take Dobson's license away from her for 32 days after Trevor’s death.

Dobson appeared in a Kent County Court Monday for a post-conviction hearing.

Dobson’s new attorney Flynn Owens said his client’s original attorney at the time of the trial did not present all of the evidence in the case.

“In a very complex medical issue the defense presented no expert medical witnesses despite knowing there were doctors out there that would have testified countered to the states theory,” Owens said. “And so by not calling any of those witnesses the jury only heard one side of the case and Gail was denied a fair trial.”

A medical expert in the case took the stand Monday. The state will attempt to refute the expert’s testimony Tuesday. 

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