GENESEO — In day four of the manslaughter trial of Danielle Allen, the prosecution called in world renown blood spatter analyst Paul Kish to give his expert opinion on what happened the night Marcus Postell was stabbed.
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During Kish’s testimony, he gave accounts on the actions before and after the stabbing occurred, based upon blood spatter evidence.
On the events leading up to the fatal wound that Postell sustained, Kish said that according to the void area on the couch where there was no blood, someone had to be sitting on the couch prior to the stabbing.
During this part of the testimony, both prosecution and defense have stories as to which individual was on top and on the bottom, but Kish’s final conclusion was that only those in the room at the time of the stabbing know for sure.
The second area that Kish described was the blood in the bathroom.
In his expert analysis, the fact that there was no blood trail going into the bathroom and only in the bathroom means that the wound started there. The pool of blood belonged only to Danielle Allen, and the only location in which Postell’s DNA was discovered was in the blood on the bathroom faucet mixed in with Allen’s.
Allen also left a bloody barefoot print exiting the bathroom, then went into her bedroom where more evidence of her blood was found. Postell was found deceased wearing black socks.
This testimony brings questions as to when Allen received the cuts to her fingers. During her grand jury testimony, she said she got them during the scuffle, but the blood evidence suggests that since there was no trail leading to the bathroom, and a majority of her blood is in there, she may have sustained the injury while inside the bathroom.
At the end of the prosecution’s witnesses and evidence, the defense made a claim that the prosecution only had enough evidence to charge Allen of Criminally Negligent Homicide which was ultimately denied by Judge Wiggins.
The one question that remains is whether or not Allen will take the stand.
With District Attorney Greg McCaffrey now resting his case, Judge Robert Wiggins orders the Jury back Tuesday to see if the defense has any witnesses to call before closing arguments are made.