Short Study File #60
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Note from Christina Masewicz: Translation of the above document as I read it to be
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[Hilyard] Medlin, Trial 07/31/79, Esquire Magazine 1
Q All right; will you tell me why you know, if you know, that no identification was possible in that regard?
A The magazine resting on top of the stack was in this position here, so that no one saw this edge. And as different ones -- military policemen and different members of the investigative team or other persons -- would sit down, they would pick this magazine up and thumb through it.
The print was noticed by Mr. Turbyfill to be on the top, once it was turned around in this position -- this is the sofa -- and he looked down and he said, "That looks interesting," or words to that effect.
At that time, the magazine become [sic] evidence. Before, it was just another magazine that was on a stack of magazines under the edge of the coffee table.
Q Well, if it was just a magazine as part of a stack, can you tell us any reason why so many investigators were thumbing through it? Did they have so little to do at the scene that they were looking at magazines for amusement?
MR. BLACKBURN: OBJECTION.
MR. ANDERSON: OBJECTION.
THE COURT: I will SUSTAIN that.
BY MR. SEGAL: