A critical look at the Pistorius case and its phony forensic experts

From the NEWS HUB:


State witness Mangena- Not an expert at all
Police captain Chris Mangena said Pistorius was standing on his stumps nearly three metres from a locked toilet door when he opened fire and killed his girlfriend. Mangena told the Pretoria court he started in the control room at forensics and has been working in ballistics for 19 years. That was the sum total of his CV. Peculiar that no one questioned the lack of details concerning his academic career, especially the Prosecutor who really pulled the other expert witnesses’ CV’s apart and condemned their applicable experience and qualifications. I also found during research that he did a 3-year course to qualify him in his field as an apparent ballistic expert. Mangena never doubted his evidence in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial even though High Court judge, Judge Masipa, initially did. The sensational murder trial that was televised across the world has seen Mangena’s career catapult, creating exciting new opportunities for him and his unit. Mangena, who has since become the go-to person for criminal investigations, said he was unfazed by the High Court not taking into account his testimony about the four bullet holes in the door of the toilet cubicle where Pistorius’s girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed.

About csidds

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