Episode 184 – Making a Murderer S2 – Part 2

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Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray spend this episode talking about even more of the forensic evidence from the second season of Making a Murderer. They start with a review of the DNA evidence from the hood latch and the bullet fragment. Can there be too much DNA? They also discuss the trace analysis of the bullet fragment, the lack of fingerprints, the mysteries of brain fingerprinting, and even more of the evidence in the Steven Avery case.

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Episode 176 – The Staircase – Part 2

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In our second dive down The Staircase, Eric Ray and Glenn Langenburg start looking closely at all of the forensic evidence available in the case and what it all means. The documentary leaves lots of questions that we try to answer in this episode like: Can you trace an impact back to a point in space? Could the wall, rail, or step have caused all of the impact sites? Where was the defense medical examiner expert? Did the prosecutor have other bloodstain experts ready to testify besides Deaver? Was there castoff? Were there other wounds besides the scalp lacerations? Was it valid to say that there were no other beating deaths without brain or skull injuries? Was there a cleanup? Were the shorts cleaned? Were Deaver’s experiments valid? What about his shirt? Quote from the episode, “People need to hear this evidence. Because I think when you watch these documentaries, you’re back and forth. And if you’re really suspicious of law enforcement, then you come out of this going, ‘This guy got railroaded.’ This guy was innocently convicted. This is a BS case. It was all on lies. But I want to go back to the evidence. I haven’t seen it in 15 years, but when I saw it then, in 2002, I went, ‘Oh. This is open-shut. This is clear-cut. There is no ambiguity here.'” The three big pieces of evidence were that there was an impact site on her head in space which means that someone swung an object to hit her, there was signs of a cleanup and of blood drying meaning that she was not breathing when the 911 call was made, and the blood stains on his shorts means that he was near the body when blood was flying around.

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Episode 134 – OJ Simpson – Part 2

OJ Simpson - Part 2

OJ Simpson – Part 2

Glenn Langenburg and Eric Ray finish their discussion of the OJ Simpson trial, the FX OJ dramatization, and the OJ 30 for 30. Mark Fuhrman, Lance Ito, Dennis Fung and all the rest, and how the climate in LA at that time directly led to the verdict.

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Episode 133 – OJ Simpson – Part 1

OJ Simpson - Part 1

OJ Simpson – Part 1

After the success and interest of Making a Murderer episodes, Glenn and Eric travel back to the 90s to discuss the physical evidence from the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman and the trial of OJ Simpson.

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Episode 131 – Weight of Evidence

Weight of Evidence

Weight of Evidence

Glenn and Eric listened to the online recordings of the NIST Technical Colloquium Quantifying the Weight of Forensic Evidence. The presentations brought up lots of questions on how forensic scientists should be presenting evidence to juries and the court. Can juries understand complicated models or even nuanced levels of association? Is the search for a mathematical model to express the weight of evidence just a fool’s errand?

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