Brisbane Lifestyle

A Personal Blog

Forensic scientists did not look at photos when evaluating DNA evidence, Queensland inquiry hears

An inquiry has heard "no thinking" was required by scientists at Queensland's forensics lab when analysing crime scene samples for DNA.
An inquiry is underway in Brisbane examining a 2018 change in processes at Queensland Health's Forensic and Scientific Services laboratory for testing of crime scene evidence containing extremely small amounts of DNA.

Commissioner Walter Sofronoff KC said the lab was run like a production line where DNA analysts would process a sample without knowing whether it was blood, semen, or saliva "because that would involve time taken to think".

Read More:

Paula Brisottto on the stand.

Go Back