January 4, 1991: FBI Report re: December 6, 1990
Interview of Dr. John Thornton with attachment
Also Related, See: December 12, 1990: John Thornton's memorandum re: his interview by
FBI SA Raymond (Butch) Madden and Assistant U.S. Attorney Erik Iverson December 6, 1990
December 30, 1990: Letter from Harvey Silverglate to John Thornton
re: memorandum of meeting with FBI SA Butch Madden
The The following is somewhat difficult to read. Translation of the page follow the the scan copy
Translation of the above page as I read it to be
paid a courtesy visit to WALTER ROWE at GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in Washington, D. C. According to Dr. THORNTON, ROWE is a Ph.D Chemist from HARVARD UNIVERSITY. In the late 1960's while in the UNITED STATES ARMY, ROWE informed him that he had done work for the UNITED STATES ARMY Laboratory and ROWE learned that the FBI Laboratory had gotten different results from Various blood examinations than the CID Laboratory. In this regard, Dr. THORNTON advised he contacted BERNARD SEGAL and at SEGAL's request he wrote a memorandum. SEGAL later talked to ROWE but to THORNTON's knowledge nothing came out of the interview. Somehow THORNTON remembers that TOM KELLEHER (phonetic), Former Assistant Director of the FBI Laboratory Operations in Washington, D. C. had knowledge of the above. Former Private Investigator RAY SHEDLICK eventually contacted ROWE who at that time had a different position; however, it was THORNTON's recollection ROWE talked freely to SEGAL. THORNTON advised ROWE's name appears as a witness concerning the current appeal.
In conclusion, Dr. THORNTON related that after 28 years of being a forensic scientist, the MAC DONALD case is the only case he had been associated with wherein the defendant did not receive a fair trial. The is the only case of memory in which he became emotionaly (sic) involved and for this reason, he is not associated with MAC DONALD's current appeal.
Dr. THORNTON also made available a copy of his professional resume.