Monday, November 03, 2003

Defense in Laci Peterson Case Calls DNA Expert

Here's the CNN story on the defense expert called at the preliminary hearing in the Laci Peterson murder case, to testify that mitochondrial DNA testing is unreliable.
Fed. R. Evid. 702: If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise, if (1) the testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data, (2) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods, and (3) the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case.