Pickton's defence has seized on the science behind the investigation.
In a modern trial, DNA evidence is vital. In this trial, the jury has heard that a few key pieces of evidence were contaminated with other DNA.
Buckets containing the human remains of two of Pickton's alleged victims were found with the DNA profile of an unknown man. An investigator's DNA was on a piece of plastic found with a sex toy that also had the DNA of Pickton and another of his alleged victims.
In all, out of more than 600,000 exhibits sent for testing, 80 were found to have been contaminated.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Oh, but in the Ramsey case there could NEVER be contamination as an explanation...