More details of the dramatic arrest of alleged Claremont serial killer Bradley Edwards have been revealed in court for the first time today — as well as the identity of a crucial PathWest scientist.
A PathWest scientist who examined a blade found near Jane Rimmer’s body has revealed there was a “yellow-green stain" and symbol found on it. FOLLOW OUR LIVE BLOG.
The moment that changed the Claremont serial killings investigation was described by the officer who took the call from the UK, saying male DNA had been found with Ciara Glennon’s fingernail samples.
The former head of the police taskforce responsible for hunting the Claremont serial killer has told Bradley Robert Edwards’ trial how the entire investigation changed after a crucial DNA discovery.
The former head of the Macro Taskforce and a former UK scientist have been grilled by the accused Claremont serial killer’s legal team on possible DNA contamination. RECAP TODAY’S EVENTS
When Claremont exhibits were sent over the to the UK for expert low copy number testing, exhibits now seen as crucial to the prosecution’s case - Ciara Glennon’s fingernails - went missing.
Prosecutor Tara Payne has read in four UK forensic workers’ witness statements, which indicate inconsistencies in sample handling at the FSS lab in Birmingham. RECAP THE DAY’S PROCEEDINGS
The two lead lawyers on WA’s mammoth case have been working for 49 days and nights, which all came to a head when they clashed in the courtroom.
Hairs from up to 10 people were found by experts minutely examining items related to Claremont murder victim Ciara Glennon — and none of them matched the biological profile of her accused killer .
British forensic expert Carole Evans has testified Bradley Edwards could be excluded as the contributor of hair samples tested in 2010. RECAP THE DAY’S PROCEEDINGS
The court had previously been told samples from another WA case were sent along with Claremont samples. Today, we found out they were from the investigation into the murder of 11-year-old Gerard Ross.
Potential clues in the hunt for the killer of 11-year-old Gerard Ross were sent to the UK along with the crucial exhibits in the Claremont serial killer case, it has been revealed.
WA Police requested the UK lab that made a breakthrough in the Claremont serial killings case to test items related to the unsolved murder of schoolboy Gerard Ross. RECAP
Join Natalie Bonjolo, Tim Clarke and Alison fan as discuss newly-revealed leads in the Claremont serial killings investigation - including a blood-stained brick found near Ciara Glennon’s body.
More of the hundreds of leads chased down by police hunting the Claremont serial killer were revealed for the first time today, including a brick collected in connection with Ciara Glennon’s murder.
A long-time PathWest scientist revealed under questioning that a crucial DNA document contained a ‘number of mistakes’. RECAP TODAY’S PROCEEDINGS.
Two never-before-heard leads police were following up on during the mammoth investigation were revealed to the court on day 46.
A pair of gloves found discarded in a waterway close to where Jane Rimmer’s body was discovered were sent to the PathWest lab to be tested for blood, it has been revealed.
Defence lawyer Paul Yovich has grilled a PathWest forensic pathologist about a “potentially costly” mistake made during DNA testing on one of the Claremont victims. RECAP TODAY’S HEARING HERE.
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.
The scientist who tested Ciara Glennon’s fingernails and vegetation from Jane Rimmer’s crime scene detailed the forensics methodology used amid contamination fears. RECAP TODAY’S PROCEEDINGS
The Claremont serial killings trial has heard another day of gripping evidence, this time a statement from the forensic expert who entered the male DNA and found a hit.
The pivotal moments when now-discredited PathWest team leader Laurie Webb discovered male DNA under Ciara Glennon’s fingernails have finally been relayed to WA’s trial of the century.
New DNA evidence was revealed before the court heard from discredited former PathWest forensic scientist Laurie Webb in the Claremont serial killings trial today. FOLLOW IT AS IT HAPPENED
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