Short Study File #23
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Note from Christina Masewicz: Translation of the above document as I read it to be
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[FBI Paul] Stombaugh, Trial 08/09/79, lightbox fails
THE WITNESS: We are getting too much light here, Mr. Segal. It obliterates just about everything.
MR. SEGAL: I'm sorry, Mr. Stombaugh. I'm not sure we are clear on that. You say that the light box is giving off so much light that you cannot see any of the stains through it?
THE WITNESS: It obliterates all the stains, sir.
BY MR. SEGAL:
Q That is no help to us now?
A No help.
Q All right, thank you, Mr. Stombaugh. You may go back to the stand. But you say it was a help in 1971?
A The stains were much more vivid in 1971 and the light box had a rheostat on it to control the amount of light coming through.
Q But you didn't actually need it, you say, in 1971 to find the four stains you are talking about today?
A No, sir; I did not.
Q Those were obvious and transparent?
A Yes, sir.
Q All right, let me talk to you in another