Holster Forensics

Holster Forensics

This is a discussion on Holster Forensics within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Interesting story on Court TV's "Forensic Files" show tonight...I'll try to summarize. A man was a suspect in the murder of his business partner. He ...

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    VIP Member Array JimmyC4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Minnesnowta
    Posts
    2,034

    Holster Forensics

    Interesting story on Court TV's "Forensic Files" show tonight...I'll try to summarize.

    A man was a suspect in the murder of his business partner. He had been shot in the head with a .25 pistol. Just three weeks before the murder, the suspect had bought a .25, but when police checked it they determined that it was not the murder weapon.

    Employees reported that they had seen the suspect in the past showing off a different .25, an old Beretta with a tip-up barrel (Model 20 I think). Police thought that may be the murder weapon, but the suspect denied ever having owned such a pistol.

    After a few years with no progress, one of the investigators had an idea. He wondered if the holster held in evidence, which had carried the .25 the suspect admitted owning, could have marks on the inside indicating it had also carried the Beretta they believed was the murder weapon. Technicians cut the holster's stitching and examined the inside of the holster (a Galco), finding carry marks that matched up perfectly with a Beretta just like the guy said he'd never owned. Busted!

    Along with other evidence, this was a key piece of evidence that convicted the sleazeball of first degree murder. The motive was $650,000 in life insurance on his partner (the insurance likely funded a buy-sell agreement) that would come to him upon death of his partner.

    It was good to see justice done due to the perserverance and creative thinking by the investigators.


  2. #2
    VIP Member Array MNBurl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    3,019
    Very cool idea!
    MNBurl

    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking" - George S. Patton.

  3. #3
    VIP Member Array TN_Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Shelby County TN
    Posts
    11,118
    I watched that episode too. A very good one indeed.
    ,=====o00o _
    //___l__,\____\,__
    l_--- \___l---[]lllllll[]
    (o)_)-o- (o)_)--o-)_)

  4. #4
    Member Array Smith10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Pa.
    Posts
    259
    Two things

    1. I agree, cool show and good police work.

    2. The title had me scared that there was gonna be another CSI spinoff.

  5. #5
    Administrator
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Off Of The X
    Posts
    35,414
    That was pretty smart.
    Interesting.
    Forensics...amazing stuff.

    Slightly Off Topic but, also very interesting and somewhat related.

    Forensics nabbed this one bank robber - who robbed banks completely covered up from the bank security cameras.
    They were sure they had the right guy but needed more proof positive to guarantee a conviction.

    So...they exactly matched the very unique dark and light denim coloration pattern on the outside stitched seam running down the side leg of his worn blue jeans with the bank security camera robbery footage.
    Pretty doggone amazing.
    Liberty Over Tyranny Μολὼν λαβέ

  6. #6
    VIP Member Array Tom G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    2,375
    Its getting harder to get away with murder. Thank God for DNA and forensics labs which have cleared the innocent and put the guilty where they belong.

  7. #7
    Distinguished Member Array AnimalKracker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Eastern Arkansas
    Posts
    1,382
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom G View Post
    Its getting harder to get away with murder. Thank God for DNA and forensics labs which have cleared the innocent and put the guilty where they belong.
    Interesting stuff, wonder how much further along it will be in 20 years?

  8. #8
    Member Array AgentX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    476
    The only problem with all the great technology is that it leaves juries expecting incontrovertible scientific evidence for every crime. Anything else, like old-fashioned testimony, no longer seems adequate...and there's not always some great digital thingamajigger or DNA transmosifier to make the case.

    The "CSI factor" can really work against the good guys, too.

    AX

  9. #9
    Distinguished Member Array AnimalKracker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Eastern Arkansas
    Posts
    1,382
    Quote Originally Posted by AgentX View Post
    The only problem with all the great technology is that it leaves juries expecting incontrovertible scientific evidence for every crime. Anything else, like old-fashioned testimony, no longer seems adequate...and there's not always some great digital thingamajigger or DNA transmosifier to make the case.

    The "CSI factor" can really work against the good guys, too.

    AX
    And sometimes it comes down to just plain ol common sense, which I'm sad to say seems to be lacking in lots of things.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Forensics section added to Mas Ayoob;s MAG 80 in Sierra Vist
    By threefeathers in forum Defensive Carry & Tactical Training
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: March 1st, 2011, 07:26 PM
  2. Are Ballistic Forensics Useless?
    By NYReload in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: December 18th, 2010, 08:32 PM
  3. Galco M4X locking holster vs SERPA level 2, worried about holster snatch
    By JWinSouthFL in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: November 8th, 2010, 07:14 PM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: September 29th, 2009, 05:03 PM
  5. question for LEOs or forensics experts
    By fatcat in forum Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: April 3rd, 2009, 10:50 PM

Search tags for this page

first degree murder forensic files

Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» DefensiveCarry Sponsors