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Cadre Of Experts Testify in Double Murder

October 3rd, 2016 · No Comments · Criminology and Investigations, DNA, Expert Witness, Forensics

More than a half dozen expert witnesses testified in the double-homicide case against Brad Gillespie in a single day last week. Gillespie was charged with deaths of Hannah Fischer and Frank Tracy, Jr. in Paulding County, Ohio. The prosecution faced an uphill battle in this complex case. The victims were murdered in the same location […]

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DNA Expert Supports “Traveling Hair” Defense

September 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Certification, Criminology and Investigations, DNA, Expert Witness

The defense called a DNA expert in the capital murder trial of Mark Alan Norwood. Norwood was on trial for the 1988 death of Debra Masters Baker. The expert testified that there were many explanations for the discovery of Norwood’s pubic hair at the murder scene. It was one of the defense’s many attempts to […]

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DNA Expert Humiliated on Cross-Examination

September 14th, 2016 · No Comments · Certification, DNA, Expert Witness, Experts

Prosecutors methodically eviscerated the defense’s DNA expert’s credibility using the expert’s four-page resume during the trial of Mayer Herskovic. Herskovic is accused of being the ringleader of a group of men that beat a gay black man in Brooklyn.  The attack left the victim blind in one eye. There were witnesses to the attack. The […]

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Secondary Transfer DNA in Christina Morris Kidnapping

September 9th, 2016 · No Comments · Criminology and Investigations, DNA, Experts, Forensics

Secondary transfer of DNA will form part of another criminal defense case. This time in the defense of Enrique Arochi in the Christina Morris kidnapping prosecution. This defense is becoming a staple of defense lawyers in the US and beyond. Currently, there’s a case in the UK where a defendant is using the same theory. […]

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