So I went to Google map and looked at the streets and how they laid out. It turns out Meigs and Aurora Ave. run parallel to each other. Now Aurora Ave is only one block long with Roberto Ave intersecting at the north end and Ricardo Ave at the south end.
So I guess my question here is why did the Santa Barbara police have only 1 rally point clearly leaving an unguarded exit available to the murderer via Roberto Ave & Meigs?
Next I turned to this media story and will bracket my concerns as they appear in the story.
Lyons Case Turns to Forensics
Crime Scene Investigator Talks Bullet Trajectory and Blood SpatterSaturday, November 20, 2010
In total, testified Ullemeyer, it appeared five .38 rounds and four shotgun rounds were fired in the upstairs bedroom. He spoke to the jury about a composite image he had created of the crime scene — explaining he stitched together multiple photos taken from the same vantage point since he didn’t have a wide enough lens to capture to the entire room in one shot. (Ullemeyer later admitted not enough shots were taken to get a perfect sense of bullet direction, but said they were sufficient to convey the gist.) So right off the bat we have the key Forensic expert admitting to his unprofessional and incompetent work
Ullemeyer also testified he believes the shots were fired exclusively from the near right corner of the room, near the doorway. Sanger would contest this theory later in the hearing during his cross-examination.( next our Forensic expert contradicts his later testimony when he says “While Ullemeyer said he couldn’t say for sure at what angle bullets entered the victims' bodies — explaining it was impossible to know their exact positions when they were hit — he did allow for multiple interpretations of the scene”.) So than based on that statement are we to assume his statement could also mean that the location in the room the shots originated from could also have multiple interpretations?
This next part is unacceptable by a Forensic expert and seems to go against Mr. Ullemeyer’s own standards. "Physical evidence cannot be intimidated. It does not forget. It sets there and waits to be detected, preserved, evaluated and explained."“Ullemeyer then shifted to describing to the jury how and why he processed the home’s downstairs back door for fingerprints. All of the other doors and windows were locked from the inside, he explained, meaning the downstairs patio door was most likely the entrance used by the suspect or suspects. There was no indication fingerprints would have been found elsewhere, Ullemeyer said, so he didn’t process any areas other than the door, its handle, and the rod — then removed — used to keep it from sliding open all the way. To fingerprint the entire house would have been “time prohibitive,” Ullemeyer explained. Ullemeyer said he didn’t find any prints whatsoever on or near the door, nor did he discover any trace evidence — used to describe hard-to-see and/or unusual fibers or hairs — on the bodies or anywhere else in the residence.
Herbert Leon MacDonnell "The Evidence Never Lies" This can be found on the home page of Ullemeyer Group, LLC Services Forensic Services & Training Resource @ http://ullemeyer.com/services.html Read his testimony below and ask yourself if Mr. Ullemeyer has forgotten to practice is own teachings?
Well people based on the prosecutors later testimony below there seems to have been plenty of evidence later found else where that should have been available at the scene of the crime as well. I keep wondering if a door handle or hand rail between floors might have had Gun residue? “Auchincloss said. and, like a trail of breadcrumbs, he said, investigators found gunshot residue linking the 50-year-old to the shootings.” Everywhere the defendant was that night, we find gunshot residue,” Auchincloss said, listing the steering wheel of his truck, the seatbelt, the light switch in the truck, motorcycle gloves and even on Corey Lyons’ hands.”
http://www.thechannelsonline.com/2.5053/training-forensic-investigators-1.783081 Training forensic investigatorsCrime scene cop Mike Ullemeyer teaches forensics
Dianne Burns, senior criminalist at the California Department of Justice in Santa Barbara, receives and examines the biological evidence from the cases. "Mike is fun, easy to get along with and very professional," she said.www.mcquaid.org/file.cfm?resourceid=900&filename=Forensics%20...
"Physical evidence cannot be intimidated. It does not forget. It sets there and waits to be detected, preserved, evaluated and explained."
Herbert Leon MacDonnell "The Evidence Never Lies"
Physical evidence encompasses any and all objects that can establish that a crime has been committed or can provide a link between a crime and its victim or a crime and its perpetrator. Examples of Trace Evidence;
Examples of typical trace evidence in criminal cases include fingerprints, hairs, cosmetics, plant fibers, mineral fibers, synthetic fibers, glass, paint chips, soils, botanical materials, gunshot residue, explosives residue, and volatile hydrocarbons (arson evidence). For such evidence to be useful, it must be compared to similar items from suspects, but particular care is necessary to ensure a thorough analysis.
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