Gateway murder trial

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Defense objects to evidence

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She also worked at DDC  – now there’s a discussion as to whether or not a power point presentation can be used to aid her testimony.


Written by Melissa Hudson

October 10, 2008 at 3:14 pm

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Wojslaw cont’d

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She is now looking at the camo jacket. she tested seven areas with the hema stick and they were negative for blood.

There were several areas of the jacket consistent with staining/cleaning.

Michelle’s fingernails were all packaged in one envelope.  Dr. Julie Heinig did the swabbing of the fingernails. (to test for blood and DNA)

The gloves – presumptive came back negative – but had Cooper’s DNA.

She used one swab for the inside of the nightgown and one swab for the outside of the nightgown (when swabbing for DNA testing)

State’s exhibit 59 – the pink rag – The rag is not a complete rectangle. There’s a seam right down the middle. This was positive for a male’s DNA but it wasn’t Fred or Steven.

Redirect by state

Lab does hundreds of samples a day. Majority are paternity, but there’s no difference – other than chain of custody. Science and techniques are all the same. The standards are a l ittle different. there are more rules than for forensic cases than paternity cases.

Bleach and UV light destroys DNA

Defense redirect

asked about whether LCSO sent aerosol cans for testing.

Written by Melissa Hudson

October 10, 2008 at 2:58 pm

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