by blogger jgl
Isn't this type of pattern comparison the definition of junk science? Why was this even presented in court?
|A renowned forensic expert testified Thursday that a bloody stain on an altar cloth might link a priest to the death of a nun in 1980.|
Dr. Henry Lee, who analyzed evidence and helped reconstruct the killing for the prosecution, said the stain had characteristics similar to those of a medallion on a letter opener that prosecutors say was used to kill Sister Margaret Ann Pahl in the chapel of Mercy Hospital.
He pointed at an enlarged photo of a blood stain and drew the jury's attention to what he said looked like the dome outline of the Capitol.
"The size is similar, the shape is similar, the diameter is similar," he said. He would not, however, call it an exact match.
I'm sure the jury is carefully weighing the "not exactness" of it.