Author's Response

    Volume 48, Issue 5 (September 2003)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 September 2003

    Page Count: 1


    Our description of Cellmark Diagnostics' error in the case of People v. John Ivan Kocak (Superior Court of San Diego County, California, No. 110465) was based on a transcript of sworn testimony by a Cellmark Diagnostics witness. During direct and cross examination, this witness testified that Cellmark had found an STR DNA profile consistent with Mr. Kocak's profile in what was purported to be a mixture of semen and blood on a cotton cloth that had been used by a rapist to wipe himself after a sexual assault. The testimony provided powerful support for the prosecution's contention that Mr. Kocak was the source of that stain.

    Paper ID: JFS2003120

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2003120

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    Title Author's Response
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30