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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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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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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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Expert Accused of Lying About Credentials

September 23rd, 2016 · No Comments · Certification, Computer, Expert Witness, Experts, Forensics

A Tampa man that served as an expert witness was arrested and held in a Polk County jail. He’s accused of lying under oath at least 5 different times in cases involving child porn and child sex abuse. According to police, the expert lied about his college degree, his military service, his level of security […]

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Did Expert Witness Lie About Her Transcripts?

September 12th, 2016 · No Comments · Experts, Forensics

An expert witness with Harris County Institute of Forensic Science is accused of lying under oath. It doesn’t affect just one case. The expert has been testifying in drunk driving cases for ten years according to reports. Despite the expert claiming the controversy is the result of a mistake, the president of the Harris County […]

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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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Accident Experts Testify in Road Rage Murder Trial

September 7th, 2016 · No Comments · Accidents and Injuries, Experts, Forensics

Prosecutors called an accident reconstruction expert to the stand to testify that Frances Hall’s Cadillac Escalade struck her estranged husband’s motorcycle which led to his death. This testimony added to that of the state investigator. Both attempted to demonstrate that Frances Hall initiated the contact between her SUV and her husband’s the motorcycle. The accident […]

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