Elizabeth Northcutt

Forensic firearms examiner

3 hours 6 minutes in.

She has been employed for 8 years. Explains cartridge casing. Cartridge is ejected when fired by semi-automatic gun. Explains how. Revolver does not automatically eject casing. Finding a casing suggests a semi-automatic.

Shows Exh 218. Has casing. She examined it, has a head-stamp WIN 25 Auto. Winchester. Auto is name of the cartridge, indicates it is designed to be fired from 0.25 auto.
Entered into national database, no match.

3:12
Exh. 244, the bullet.
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3:13:25

JM: Were you able to determine the caliber?
EN: Measured base diameter, weight, consistent with 0.25 auto bullet.
JM: How much does a 0.25 bullet weight?
EN: Typically 50 grains.
JM: How much did this bullet weight?
EN: 44.8
EN: Bullets can be damaged when fired, can lose weight that way.
EN: 44.8 to 50 grains not a big discrepancy.
EN: There were rifling impressions on the bullet ( made by the entire barrel ).
EN: This one had 6-right rifling.

3:15:50 Back to the casing. 1LB.

3:16:55 Cross exam by JW

EN: Casing can match different guns
EN: Casings can be kicked around

3:17:45 Redirect

JM: Is it a magical casing?
EN: No (JW:Objection argumentative,sustained)
JM: Is there anything unusual about this 0.25 caliber casing?
EN: No
JM: Shows Exh. 114, casing on edge of pool of blood.
JM: Does top of casing have blood on it?
EN: No ( JW:Objection, speculation,overruled )
Sidebar
3:19:20
JM: Any reddish substance consistent with blood on top of it?
EN: No.
JM: Is reddish substance above it or underneath it?
EN: Underneath
No jury qustions.

 

 

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