Folding Pocket Knife


Collected on: December 26, 2002

Collected by:  Detective Rudy Skultety, Crime Scene Manager

Item No.:  3

Reason:  Possible use in the murder

Received by:  California Department of Justice crime laboratory, Ripon, CA

Received on:  December 30,2002

Case No:  CV-02-010941

Request No:  01

Tested by:  Pin Kyo

Results: Negative, nothing of evidentiary value


Initial Suspicion


The pocket knife was laying near the computer on the desk in the 2nd bedroom, which served as Scott's home office.  The blade was open and had a brownish-colored stain.  It was placed in an evidence box, with the blade open (Skultety).  Defense 6L-1 shows the location of the knife.



The test results


Defense 6M-1 is Kyo's analysis of the knife, which had no blood, tissue, or any other trace evidence. Kyo explained that the (-) next to a stain indicates a negative test for blood.  Click photo to enlarge.





The knife was not used in the commission of any crime.