Short Study File #61
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[Hilyard] Medlin, Trial 07/31/79, Esquire Magazine 2
Q The FBI agent?
Q Mr. Gardner, the FBI agent?
A Yes, sir.
Q He picked up and thumbed through the magazine, right?
A I saw him with the magazine. That is all I can say, sir. Now, whether he was reading it or what, I did not stay there and observe him. Mr. Ivory picked it up and looked at it in my presence. Mr. Turbyfill picked it up in my presence and looked at it.
Q Did he look at it before noticing the blood print on the end?
A No, sir; that is when he picked it up.
Q You mean, when the student fingerprint examiner picked it up, he did not thumb through it? He just took note of the bloody fingerprint and called it to your attention?
A He picked it up in this fashion here, after he had noticed the print, and looked at it in this fashion (indicating).
Q I thought I recalled you a few minutes ago saying that the MPs had picked it up. Do you have any reason to believe that any military policemen, as opposed to CID agents, had touched the magazine?