Detroit, MI — The Michigan Supreme Court has overturned a child abuse conviction more than 15 years later. The court said Friday that a man’s rights were violated when his attorney failed to request tax dollars to hire an expert witness. Terry Ceasor’s attorney has said he didn’t seek public money because he didn’t believe his client qualified. The Supreme Court says that was enough to spoil Ceasor’s conviction. Ceasor was convicted of child abuse in 2005 and sentenced to two to 15 years in prison. He was accused of shaking his girlfriend’s son and causing injuries. Ceasor denied abusing the child. He says he left the boy on a couch while he was in the bathroom and then heard a thud. The boy recovered.