Questionable Gunshot Residue from old conviction gives Aussie court a new headache

In the rollup to a new trial against a man previous accused of murder, convicted and then released after 19 years, the focus of misuse or at least the accusations of questionably “researched” forensic evidence is in the headlines. Seems an FBI GSW guy went over and testified for the Commonwealth and agree with their gun guy who later ran afoul of a credibility review. The FBI GSW guy and his FBI unit soon after the first trial got slammed as well.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/top-fbi-expert-embroiled-in-misconduct-probe-soon-after-eastman-evidence-20160211-gmrc5z.html

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/eastman-prosecutor-said-his-team-knew-to-give-defence-all-relevant-information-20160209-gmpacg.html

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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