BIGGIEsmalls 23 wrote:I don't know if you missed this info from 3 weeks ago, but this issue will probably go the way of the prosecution team.
While I am sure the prosecution will have their own 'experts' on this, the defense will assuredly call their own 'experts' to the stand who will say it is George Zimmerman who was screaming. It could be a case of the prosecutions 'expert' being more convincing, but it won't be simply for the fact the defense team just rolls over on this issue. In alot of cases, this stuff isn't even a factor unless someone just absolutely bombs on the stand.
With Trayvon's own parents not able to identify their childs voice, it will help cast even more doubt about this subject. Trayvon's mother identified the voice as her child, but his father told investigators the voice was not Trayvon's. Later Trayvon's father changed his story, and said the voice was his son, but that was not his original statement to investigators.
Even more, this Owen character cannot even be a witness himself under the circumstances in Florida. Tom Owen's techniques are a relative unknown in the forensics field, and have not been tried and tested. Until he releases more information about his techniques, namely the algorithm which he uses, nothing he really says is even close to admissible in a courtroom.
Florida statue for any 'expert' to be a witness ..http://www.daubertontheweb.com/florida_overview.htm
(1) “the trial judge must determine whether such expert testimony will assist the jury in understanding the evidence or in determining a fact in issue;” (2) “the trial judge must decide whether the expert's testimony is based on a scientific principle or discovery that is `sufficiently established to have gained general acceptance in the particular field in which it belongs.' Frye v. United States, 293 F. 1013, 1014 (D.C. Cir.1923)”; (3) the trial judge must “determine whether a particular witness is qualified as an expert to present opinion testimony on the subject in issue;” and, (4) “the judge may then allow the expert to render an opinion on the subject of his or her expertise, and it is then up to the jury to determine the credibility of the expert's opinion, which it may either accept or reject.”
This Owen guy only recently introduced his software into the field, even putting it on sale at the beginning of March.http://www.easyvoicebiometrics.com/inde ... biometrics
Kinda weird how this new forensics software hits the market that no one knows about, and then suddenly this guy has it plastered everywhere in the media.