[It]was halted when state District Judge Terry Ruckriegle ordered prosecutors to explain they weren't letting a defense expert observe the tests, as the judge had ordered. Prosecutors said last week they thought the judge had made only a suggestion, not an order, and that the lab has policies against outsiders observing tests.The question is whether the prosecution really screwed up that badly or whether it was trying to pull a fast one.
18 June 2004
Kobe, DNA and a Judge's Suggestion
After results from the State lab were contradicted by results from the Defense's lab tests the prosecution sent the DNA to Virginia for testing. However:
Author: Ken Lammers on 6/18/2004