It is like deja vu all over again as The Docket Podcast returns to an episode-by-episode examination of a real life crime docu-series. Only this time its all about The Staircase instead of Making A Murderer.
Join us - criminal defence lawyer Michael Spratt and former federal prosecutor and law professor Emilie Taman - as we dissect The Staircase chapter-by-chapter. Each podcast we will break down the legal strategy, evidentiary issues, and give our opinions on the case - with a Canadian twist.
In Chapter 5: A Weak Case we finally get to the good stuff - the trial. Michael Peterson's lawyer David Rudolf dismantles the prosecutions case and the defence calls into question the integrity of the evidence - a fact that impacts the validity of any blood spatter analysis.
Then we meet Dwayne Deavers - the State's blood spatter expert. Except Deavers fudged his experiments and seeming had a hand in a exculpitory report that was never given to Peterson.
It is amazing to see Rudolf map-out and then execute his cross-examinations. The witnesses never see it coming - until 257 medical reports in a dozen binders are dropped on their lap.
Oh - the media is still terrible and the lawyers still have not learned to standup when asking questions.
Subscribe to The Docket on iTunes to get the latest episode pumped straight into your earbuds. If you like the show your subscriptions, comments and ratings really help us (so do that and then do it on your friends computer too) - Click Here.
You can also access the podcast on SoundCloud.
Emilie Taman on Twitter: @EmilieTaman
Michael Spratt on Twitter: @mspratt
If you like show spread the word.