|On the corner of Hollister Ave and David Love Place Goleta|
Than I have to ask why both the prosecuting attorney Gordon Auchincloss and defense attorney Robert Sanger seem to down play the role of the criminalist who occupy that building in regards to the Corey Lyons murder trial? Oh It has been brought to my attention that I need to use the word “criminalist and not “criminologist in my postings. A criminalist as it turns out examines the crime scene evidence; and a criminologist would be a person who studies criminal behavior. You see since I do not work for the media here in Santa Barbara I can take responsibility for my actions in every posting I produce and correct my self when ever need be. Oh there I go again making light of the media situation here in Santa Barbara where Journalistic Integrity has come to die.
"Immediately following Anthony’s testimony, Tuesday’s next expert witness was criminologist Diane Burns, who inspected all of the submitted evidence for biological materials - most specifically, blood.
http://www.independent.com/news/2008/sep/12/final-witness-cross-examined-thursday-juarez-murde/ Of particular note was “item #22,” a knife with a seven-inch blade that investigators found in a trash can near the scene of the crime. The weapon was introduced during testimony from Dianne Burns, a forensics scientist who claimed she positively identified DNA found on the handle as belonging to Juarez.
So did the California Department of Justice criminologist commit perjury based on her two contradicting statements you just read?
http://www.independent.com/news/2008/sep/15/defense-begins-calling-witnesses-juarez-trial/#c8459 2007, she said Romero used a blue bandana to wipe the blood off of his hands, and then said something along the lines of “Don’t worry, I don’t think it’s my blood.” According to testimony in the trial last week, both Romero’s and Linares’s DNA were found on the gloves-which were confiscated from the witness from a dresser drawer in her Eastside home by police a few days after the stabbing incident.( so how did the gloves make it home)( Stomper also testified he found the knife(murder weapon) on the ground than picked it up and threw it in the trash can where it was later found)
http://www.independent.com/news/2008/sep/25/stomper-testimony-recreated-juarez-trial/ The several-hours-long reenactment contradicted both accounts given recently by witnesses - sometimes even seemed to contradict itself - about Stomper’s actions right after the State Street fight, including information about a knife found with Stomper’s DNA on it, which he said he had picked up near the scene of the crime and thrown into a trash can.( So why did D.O.J. criminologist Barbara Burns not testify to that fact earlier?)
I did not switch between murder case's because I am satisfied with my coverage of the Lyons case. In fact there is so much that still bothers me. However what bothers me more is that complete lack of professionalism in most any case here in our Santa Barbara criminal court system. An it is because of my exploration of events or circumstances that my following has grown to the heights that it has. I will admit to this in closing. That because of my time away from the Juarez case I was able to IDENTIFY new concerns with D.O.J. criminologist Barbara Burns testimonies between 2 preliminary hearings and 1 trial.
We cannot move forward until we hold those to answer for there past criminal behavior even if they wear a Badge.