Tuesday, October 15, 2013

David Camm: Trial; Tuesday 15 October, 2013; Courier-Journal reports on the prosecution's rebuttal testimony - beginning with a challenge to the defence "touch DNA testimony".

STORY: "David Camm murder trial:  Rebuttal witness disputes 'touch DNA' testimony," by reporter Grace Schneider, published by the Courier-Journal on October 15, 2013; (Check the link below for updates on this story);

GIST: "A forensic DNA consultant called by the prosecution in David Camm’s triple-murder trial testified Tuesday that the conclusions reached by a “touch DNA” scientist about evidence found at the Camm crime scene were “inherently unreliable.” Norah Rudin, a private DNA analyst who specializes in examining validation studies and other statistical data returned from DNA analysis, was called by the state as a rebuttal witness at the start of what’s expected to be the trial’s final week. Rudin’s testimony focused on data offered by defense witness Richard Eikelenboom, a Dutch scientist who said earlier in the trial that Charles Boney’s DNA was found on Kim Camm’s underwear and on Jill Camm’s shirt.........Defense lawyers Richard Kammen and Stacy Uliana objected to Rudin’s testimony before the jury was brought into the courtroom, saying that her statements would amount to hearsay because some of the information involved emails between another DNA consultant hired by the state and a company that provided kits to Eikelenboom’s Independent Forensic Services laboratory to conduct his tests. ........Under cross-examination by Kammen, Rudin said she didn’t know many specifics about the case and didn’t know of Boney’s statements about his role in the crimes. Rudin also said that she had not been asked to examine Eikelenboom’s conclusions involving Kim Camm’s sweater and underwear and Boney’s sweatshirt.
Most of her examination of results centered on tests performed on Jill’s shirt, Rudin said."

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