Defense Challenges Credible Forensics Testing

Mary Alice Reporting:

During Thursday’s trial in the case of Randy Vento the Defense placed possible doubt in the minds of the jury regarding forensic testing.

The Prosecution called Forensic Biology Scientist with BCI, in Richfield, David Ross to the stand to explain the procedure of analyzing body fluid evidence.

The lab was credited with having high quality testing standards, but defense Attorney Anthony Koukoutas questioned that accreditation, due to a recent internal investigation into several of violations, including poor case documentation and violating lab procedures.

The Prosecution argued the employee investigation was not relevant to the case, sighting it was aligning someone else’s actions.

Judge O’Farrell overruled and allowed the jury to hear the cross examination.

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