Claremont serial killings trial podcast: Day 45 — Debunking case myths
In this episode, Alison Fan tells us some of the theories she’s heard from friends, strangers and people attending the public gallery at court, as she and the team try and put some of those questions into context — some of which have come up in the trial and left open-ended, or not answered at all.
Such as the question raised earlier in the week, during evidence about Ciara Glennon’s fingernails being sent to New Zealand — who’s female DNA contaminated the blank control samples which were sent with Ciara Glennon’s fingernails to New Zealand in 2003?
The female scientist who tested Ciara Glennon’s fingernails before they went to New Zealand took the stand today, but she wasn’t asked by the prosecution about contamination.
So we’re not any closer to finding out to whom that female DNA belonged.
Natalie Bonjolo asks the question many must be asking: why do we care if the fingernail samples were contaminated by female DNA when they were not crucial to the prosecution’s case?
Tim Clarke explains why the prosecution is going through every minute detail — whether it seems important or not — and why the defence might find the contamination on those fingernails important.
The Claremont in Conversation podcast team talk myths, theories and yes, sometimes boredom in WA’s trial of the century on day 45.
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