Posted Bail!

I honestly don’t know what else to title this post. I am in utter shock.  I knew Kate was to be in court on Thursday October 2, with Judge Angel Lopez. That hearing was cancelled and Kate was in court Friday October 3, with Judge Eric Bloch. Over the weekend upon checking the site 
http://www.mcso.us/PAID/Home/SearchResults#/PAID/Home/Booking/1297589 
I found that all charges said $0 bail except one that read $5,000. All charges also stated unscented.

Today I returned to the Inmate Status page and found all charges to say $0 and all status’ said released.

I then went looking and found this article via The Oregon Live 
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/10/mom_accused_of_fooling_doctors.html

Long story short Friday Kate’s bail was reduced to $5,000 and she bonded out.

 

Court “Hearing”

For whatever reason the court date that was set for today October 2, 2014 ended up not happening.

There is a new court date for tomorrow October 3, 2014. It is also listed as a “hearing” just like the last one. She is actually on tomorrows docket also. I’m not sure on some of the terms. It does look like it is not a closed case. The event type is listed as HGCU, I am not sure what that means. There is also a LL listed under VA also not sure what that means. Very few people have anything listed under VA.

Here are the links for the docket and the listing for a date and screenshots also.

The public access to court dates. This follows the same procedure listed in the previous post. https://publicaccess.courts.oregon.gov/PublicAccess/Search.aspx?ID=900&NodeID=104100%2c104210%2c104215%2c104220%2c104225%2c104310%2c104320%2c104330%2c104410%2c104420%2c104430%2c104440&NodeDesc=Multnomah  

The court docket/appearance listing. She is on page 4. http://mcda.us/Court_Appearance_List.pdf

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Latest on Kate Parker

Per a comment I received on the last post, no I have not given up on following the case. There is just really nothing to post. We are at the mercy of the courts at this point. There have been a couple of court dates but those court dates have all had the type of case being “call” attached to them.

There was a court date yesterday that was another “call.”

The latest update to the court system site says she will have court on October 2, 2014 and it is listed as of right now as “hearing.”

Unfortunately I am not familiar with the terms associated with court nor am I familiar with how to find results of hearings or anything of that nature. I just look for public records and go with what I find.

This is the site where you can find future court dates.  http://courts.oregon.gov/OJD/OnlineServices/calendars/pages/index.aspx

Go to the Oregon e-court circuit calendars….

The county is Multnomah…..

Case number is…..140331212

And you have to change the *on or before date to within 90 days*

 

I am also attaching a screenshot of the page.

As soon as I get any new information I will definitely update.kate court

 

Just A Little Update

Actually there is nothing to update. Not sure when Kate’s next court date will be or anything else going on.

Just wanted to let everyone know that I haven’t forgotten about the blog just nothing to update on. When updates do start rolling in I will update the blog.

I am going to work on updating about the bail hearing as I forgot to do that.

Article on Dr. Monica Webhy’s Connection to the Parker Case

OregonLive and a couple other news outlets have published articles on Dr. Monica Webhy’s connection to the Parker case.

According to Kate’s writings, Dr. Webhy performed the operations related to these counts in the indictment, totaling 13 in all:

  • Count 1
  • Count 3
  • Count 4
  • Count 5
  • Count 6
  • Count 7
  • Count 8
  • Count 15
  • Count 16
  • Count 23
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  • Count 26

Political analysts believe the Parker case could pose a serious problem for Dr. Webhy’s campaign, as she has been using her medical background to gain credibility among voters.

Pacific University government and elections professor Jim Moore told OregonLive that Dr. Webhy’s link to the Parker case, “raises questions about her judgment, and for the last 25 years voters have said judgment is very important…And remember, she’s not very well known in this state. She’s staking her whole campaign on her expertise in health care and her competence. So this is going to raise questions about the center of who she says she is…Because of the nature of these kinds of things, if she wins the primary, this is going to stretch out during the entire campaign.”

Notably, Kate’s trial is scheduled to begin on May 19, the day before the primary. But one of the prosecutors has said publicly that the trial date is expected to be pushed back.

Here’s the article on OregonLive:

http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2014/05/us_senate_candidate_monica_weh.html

Here’s the article on KOIN:

http://koin.com/2014/05/07/report-med-abuse-mom-claims-wehby-one-docs/

Article on Dr. Webhy’s Controversial Approach to Surgery

OregonLive.com has just published an article about one of the neurosurgeons involved in the Parker case, noting her reputation for performing surgeries when others would not. Dr. Monica Webhy (better known as Dr. W. among Kate’s readers) has reportedly been coming under fire for years for her controversial approach to tethered cord surgeries — an operation that Kate says was performed on Joshua on multiple occasions.

The article, titled ‘U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby draws critics, fans with surgery for urinary incontinence,” highlights Dr. Webhy’s history of “stirring controversy in the highly specialized world of pediatric neurosurgery.”

“Starting in the late 1990s, she advocated at pediatric neurosurgery gatherings for use of a well-known surgery on children even in instances where medical imaging didn’t clearly support doing so — but where other clues existed. Other surgeons suspected she was doing some surgeries unnecessarily, and without adequate basis, said Dr. Curtis Rozzelle,  a pediatric neurosurgeon for Children’s Hospital of Alabama,” the article explains.

But Dr. Webhy stands firm on her approach. According to the OregonLive article, “Wehby calls her tethered-cord advocacy her proudest professional achievement….Wehby defends her number of surgeries, saying it’s because she has become well-known among parents and urologists around the country. First, because she was more willing to do the surgery than others. And later, because she does it so well, using a tiny incision to lessen the risk and in just 20-30 minutes on an operating table.”

According to Kate’s writings, Dr. Webhy performed multiple surgeries on her children, including tethered cord surgeries.

Earlier in the investigation into this case, authorities indicated that they were closely examining the medical records in this case, but they hadn’t found any sign of wrong-doing on the part of the physicians. It’s unclear whether this is still the case, but to date, there have been no reports of charges or disciplinary actions  taken against any of the physicians involved in the Parker case.

Dr. Monica Webhy is currently running for a U.S. Senate seat.

Click here to read the article in its entirety.

Did Kate Alter Photos to Make Joshua Look Sicker?

Kate was very critical of McKmama for allegedly altering her photos.

But did Kate do the same?

An analysis of many images — particularly those taken when Joshua was said to be terminal — revealed that most had a blue/green cast and washed-out colors, which tend to make Joshua look unwell.

The blue/green cast is very apparent when the image is viewed side-by-side with a color-corrected version. We did not alter the saturation levels; only the color balance.

When color-corrected to remove the blue/green cast, Joshua’s coloring looks more normal, albeit rather pale.

Here are a few comparison images.

 

Joshua Color CorrectedJoshua Color Corrected
JoshuaSleeping

Note that the blue/green tint is not present in many older images from 2012 and earlier.

NormalColoring

So did Kate alter Joshua’s images to make him look sicker?

We did examine the exif data on confirmed originals. Picasa — an image storage and editing program — was listed in the exif data. It’s possible she used this to edit the images or she may have simply exported the images without editing them. It’s impossible to know for certain.

So for now, the jury’s out on this one.

NOTE — One comparison image has been removed pending legal consult to ensure it’s covered under fair use doctrine.