Jo: Bruises left temple
Jo: Dislocated elbow
Jo: Another head injury
Jo: Abuse Report
"I am sure a review of
my daughter's complete medical file at Dr. Brosbe's office will indicate
proper health care and concern on my part."
Jo's mother, Audrey Spall, 7-7-92 declaration.
Jo's Dislocated Elbow
"I deny that my
daughter's dislocated elbow was a result of corporeal punishment or
abuse as alleged by Father. On that occasion, I was holding my
daughter's hand in the Safeway parking lot... my daughter did not want
me to hold her hand and she fell to her knees. Because I was holding her
hand, her elbow was injured. Dr. Brosbe, the doctor who made a report to
Child Protective Service at the insistence of Father, was very
reassuring that he had done the same thing with his five children."
Audrey Spall, in her declaration signed under
penalty of perjury, 7-7-92.
Based on her court pleadings Jo's mother seems to be saying Jo, age
two, supplied the force that dislocated her own elbow.
However, in her medical file Jo's pediatrician, Dr. Herbert Brosbe,
wrote that Jo sustained the injury when Jo's mother "yanked on her arm."