George Burch Trial Day 5 Part 1 Controlled Substance Analyst Madison Kniskern Testifies | Summary and Q&A

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February 23, 2018
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George Burch Trial Day 5 Part 1 Controlled Substance Analyst Madison Kniskern Testifies

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Forensic scientist testifies about her role in examining a vehicle for blood evidence in a crime investigation.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What is the role of a controlled substance analyst?

A controlled substance analyst analyzes substances submitted to the lab for the presence of controlled substances.

Q: How does luminol work in detecting blood?

Luminol reacts with blood and produces a blue glow that can be visually seen and photographed. It is a presumptive test for blood, indicating its presence.

Q: Why did they swab the exterior and interior door handles?

Swabbing the door handles was done to collect DNA evidence, not specifically for blood analysis.

Q: Were any items found to have blood evidence?

No, during the examination, no items tested positive for the presence of blood.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The forensic scientist has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and works as a controlled substance analyst and crime scene response team leader.

  • She has received specific training in analyzing controlled substances and processing crime scenes.

  • In this case, she examined a vehicle for the presence of blood using phenolphthalein and luminol tests.

  • No blood evidence was found in the vehicle, and other evidence collected did not indicate the presence of blood.

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