Media Contact: Dave Lavallee 401-874-2116
URI Forensic Science Partnership
to host 2 talks this week
Expert on Kennedy, King assassinations,
O.J. Simpson case to talk Friday
KINGSTON, R.I. -- March 25, 2003 -- A lecture by an expert on the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr. and the murder trials of Claus von Bulow and O.J. Simpson will be held Friday, March 28 at the University of Rhode Island.
Lauren Egee, a URI graduate with a degree in biology will speak on Thursday, March 27 at 4 p.m. in Pastore Hall, Room 124. Egee will discuss her post-graduate year working for the Baltimore Police Department and responding to crime scenes.
Michael M. Baden, a forensic pathologist and former co-director of the New York State Police Medicolegal Investigation Unit, will speak on Friday, March 28 at 4 p.m. in Pastore Hall, Room 124. The lecture was rescheduled, from Thursday, March 27 to Friday, March 28.
Both lectures, free and open to the public, are sponsored by the URI Forensic Science Partnership.
From 1961 to 1986, Baden worked in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City and was the chief medical examiner from 1978 to 1979. He was also the deputy chief medical examiner for Suffolk County from 1981 to 1983.
Baden, a frequent guest on Larry King Live on CNN, has held professorial appointments at Albert Einstein Medical School, Albany Medical College, New York Law School and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He was the chairman of the Forensic Pathology Panel of the U.S. Congress Select Committee on Assassinations that investigated the deaths of Kennedy and King. An expert in forensic pathology, Baden has been involved in many cases of international interest including: the examination of the remains of Tsar Nicholas of Russia and his family; the Claus von Bulow murder trial and Marlon Brando's son's murder trial.
Baden was an expert witness for the defense in the O.J. Simpson trial, the re-autopsy of civil rights leader Medgar Evers; the death of Billy Martin (New York Yankees); the deaths of Mary Beth Tinning's nine children; the re-examination of the Lindberg kidnapping and murder and autopsies of the victims of TWA Flight 800.
During his career, Baden has been published in numerous national and international medical journals. He also published a factual account of several of his cases in the book, Unnatural Death, Confessions of a Medical Examiner and was the subject of 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 HBO specials that highlighted several of his cases demonstrating the value of forensic sciences allied with solid police investigative techniques in homicide investigation.