On August 10, 1991, about a month after Jo says her
mother struck and bruised Jo's left temple, Audrey
Spall telephoned Jo's pediatrician and described another head injury
Jo suffered. The new head injury was accompanied by symptoms of
vomiting, headache, fatigue and loss of appetite.
I learned of the injury ten months later when I
obtained a copy of Jo's medical file from her pediatrician, Dr. Herbert
Brosbe (see copy below). I then telephoned Jo's mother to inquire
about it. Initially, Ms. Spall denied the injury ever occurred and
further denied ever calling Jo's pediatrician.
After I informed Ms. Spall I had seen the medical
file she told me I should be thankful she was concerned enough to call the
pediatrician if Jo got hurt.