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Parrot To Testify in a Murder Trial?

December 5th, 2016 · No Comments · Criminology and Investigations, Expert Witness

Forget the star expert witness. The prosecutor in the murder trial of Glenna Duram is threatening to put a parrot on the stand. A foul-mouthed parrot at that. It seems that the family pet was the only possible witness to the crime. And since it repeats everything the victim in this case says, the parrot’s […]

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Self-Taught Expert Allowed in Slager Trial

November 30th, 2016 · No Comments · Criminology and Investigations, Forensics

A mostly self-taught crime scene expert was certified in the trial of North Charleston officer Michael Slager. Slager is accused of shooting a motorist during a failed traffic stop. The expert is the final prosecution witness and was set to challenge the State Law Enforcement Division’s conclusions regarding the incident. After a four hour hearing, […]

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Gun Expert Challenged in Kleopa Murder Trial

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Criminology and Investigations, Forensics

Prosecutors challenged a firearms safety expert in the lead up to the trail of George Kleopa. He is charged with the 2012 shooting of his live-in girlfriend.  Kleopa maintains that the shooting was accidental. The defense wants the firearms safety expert to testify as to how the gun used in the killing was accidentally discharged. […]

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Despite Digital Forensics Expert Garcia Convicted of Murder

November 7th, 2016 · No Comments · Computer, Criminology and Investigations, Forensics

Though the jury in the Anthony Garcia murder trial heard a digital forensics expert claim that investigators contaminated phone evidence, it found the defendant guilty on four charges of first degree murder. In fairness to the expert, the defense faced a daunting challenge in this case. The phone only representing a key turn in the […]

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Good Reads For Expert Witnesses

November 4th, 2016 · No Comments · Business and Financial, Criminology and Investigations, EWN News, Psychiatry and Psychology

Hot-Tubbing Expert Witnesses The Daily Business Review published an article outlining the case for concurrent expert evidence direction (also known as the tandem experts process). Instead of each party putting on its expert in an asynchronous fashion as part of their case, an agreement is made to “hot tub” or put all experts on a […]

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Financial Expert Challenged in Lynn Tilton Fraud Case

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments · Business and Financial, Criminology and Investigations, Experts

Last week, an SEC financial expert witness testified that fund manager Lynn Tilton misled investors in a group of collateralized-loan obligations known as the Zohar funds by improperly categorizing loans made to portfolio companies. The SEC argues that the loans should have been reported as in default because payments had been missed. Tilton’s lawyers did […]

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Sleep Driving Defense Fails

October 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Accidents and Injuries, Criminology and Investigations, Psychiatry and Psychology

Despite testimony from an expert witness supportive of a sleep driving defense, a Michigan woman was found guilty of operating while intoxicated. She had no alcohol in her system when tested by police. Instead, her impairment was likely related to her taking of the sleep aid Ambien. The sleep driving defense has failed in the […]

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DWI Forensics Analyst Accused of Perjury

October 24th, 2016 · No Comments · Criminology and Investigations, EWN News, Experts, Forensics

There’s another problem with a DWI forensic analyst in Texas. On the heels of questions about a forensics analyst lying about credentials, now thousands more DWI cases are potentially at risk. It all started when a Department of Public Safety DWI forensics analyst pled the Fifth during a DWI trial in Collin County. The prosecutor […]

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Sanction Against Expert Witness Overturned

October 21st, 2016 · No Comments · Accidents and Injuries, Criminology and Investigations, EWN News, Experts, Forensics

An accident reconstruction expert witness achieved a victory of sorts. The Fourth District Court of Appeal Wednesday reversed a nearly $6,670 civil contempt fine against him. The fine was lifted because the appellate court found that the expert had not intentionally violated a court order. The lower court had issued the fine after finding that […]

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Expert Witnesses Differ in Derrick Rose Rape Trial

October 19th, 2016 · No Comments · Criminology and Investigations, Medical, Psychiatry and Psychology

The civil sexual assault lawsuit filed against Derrick Rose was handed to the jury yesterday. The jurors will have to sort through two weeks of sordid testimony they probably never wanted to hear. Regardless of outcome, none of the people involved will walk away with their respective reputations intact. The plaintiff’s psychologist expert witness testified […]

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