We at SRI have just completed a murder case that stemmed from a traffic collision in Winchester, KY. During the investigation of this case the police had blood drawn from our client and then sent this blood to the Central Crime Lab. Our client was severely injured in the collision and was taken to UK for treatment. UK Doctors had testing completed of her urine only.
The blood sent to the Central Crime Lab came back with results of 80 ng/ml of Alprazolam and a trace of Oxycodone. Because the UK records had Cocaine metabolites in our clients urine they requested the Central Crime Lab to send the blood sample they had tested to NMS Lab in Pennsylvania. This Lab came back with greatly different results than the Central Crime Lab.
NMS Labs reported 140 ng/ml of Alprazolam and 100 ng/ml of Oxycodone no Coacaine was in our clients blood. This is a 42 to 43% difference. We pointed this out in our report and stated that one or both of these labs have to be wrong. In response to our report the Prosecutor interestingly contacted NMS Lab for an explanation. NMS Lab stated in short the KSP Lab was in error and that the standard for these tests is a 20% margin of error.
Click here to view the letter the prosecutor sent to the defense team authored by NMS Labs:https://stidhamreconstruction.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/NMS0001.pdf
For years we at SRI have seen lab results from the KSP Crime Lab that we have thought were inconsistent with the facts of a case as we knew them to be. However, this is the first time we have seen it pointed out by a prosecutor in a case.
We feel that this is information every person forced to rely on the KSP Lab should know.
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