A few years ago I was retained by the defense in a case to determine if a “firearm” was operational.
The firearm turned out to be a Crossman CO2 powered BB pistol. With some minor modifications, yes it was in fact “operational”.
I informed the attorney the evidence was operational, but not a “firearm”.
Then the state changed
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Military criminal defense attorneys contacted me to aide in the defense of a US serviceman who was charged with committing a drive-by shooting. I reviewed the case material, and said I didn’t think I would be able to help much, because the evidence I needed to examine had been destroyed when the government was collecting
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A criminal defense attorney asked me to look into a homicide a few months ago that involved an air rifle as the murder weapon.
The state contended that the defendant shot the victim in an apartment, put their body into a car, and torched it. Then hid/disposed of the air rifle.
The defense theory of the case was
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I was recently contacted by a defense attorney to perform some firearms examination.
The case hadn’t been investigated by the state yet, so I was the first scientist to examine the evidence. During the course of the examination, I made some observations that were not easy to explain. Luckily, I was able to
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