This is a short article on a couple of forensic science issues in the “Making a Murderer” case. This is by no means an exclusive list of the issues, but issues that kind of which are not often addressed – bias in testing and invalidity of a forensic scientific test.
Cold case investigators arrested a Baton Rouge woman Friday in the 2000 stabbing death of her business partner after DNA testing linked her to the killing, police said. That statement sounds pretty certain, especially for 2nd degree murder charge. But I would guess that the DNA link, is just that, a sketchy ‘match’ at best.
Spent last week an Baton Rouge, had an opportunity to cross examine a DNA expert in a Rape case in the 19th JDC. I have spent the last couple of years studying the DNA texts, mostly written by John Butler, and studying the secondary writings on STR DNA analysis, as well as mtDNA and ySTR