CSI Bite Me Analysis

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The episode I watched involving misinterpretations of forensic science was CSI: Bite Me. It is about a husband who finds his wife, Becky Lester dead on their stair case. The husband immediately calls 911, needing paramedics only to find out it was a criminal case. Once investigators arrive the scene is a mess from the paramedics tracking her blood all over the house, making it hard to identify if the perpetrators prints where present. The team didn’t waste any time and began to examining her body’s position and blood splatter to see if it was possible she fell down the stairs. Investigators soon ruled it out due to her position and the size of the blood splatter was too large for a fall (2 meters) and more in line with a sharp object. Next …show more content…
Adam Gilford was who Becky was seeing; her boss and he had reason to believe Ray committed the crime. The reason for this was because they were running out of money and Becky had a life insurance policy of $250,000 that wouldn’t be good in two weeks due to her being fired. In the mean time they ask Ray more questions and during that time he states he had been black mailed, but his wife didn’t know about it. They retrieve the letter and envelope sent to do a fingerprint analysis on it, finding both Ray’s and Becky’s prints on it, which was odd since she never saw it. This led investigator to check the saliva (DNA evidence) from the envelope, matching Becky DNA leaving her as the blackmailer. Turns out she thought Ray was hiding money and blackmailed him to get it. Though talking with another investigator, they realize the time line didn’t add up causing them to look back at the information given. At this time they realize the phone number the step daughter called from was inside their house, making her the suspect in the case. They were able to verify it was her by the bloody clothes in her backpack and the cane found in her closet with blood on

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