What is the purpose of this testimony?
The phone is blank.
Cannot be used by the pros.
Cannot be used by the def.
Ben Levitan appears to be in his 'nancy grace guest' mode rather than his solemn courtroom expert witness mode.
I can see this witness causing a bit of a ruckus come Cross. Very knowledgeable and rambles on and on like he's lecturing but knows his stuff. I think he will be obviously testy with Zell.
Finally I can hear the questions.
There is no mistaking this phone was wiped and whoever did it was very aware of what was going on at the time.
This, IMHO, is a complete waste of time.
Perhaps Boz will ask on cross about what knowledge this witness can reveal about *who* may have done all this *work* with the phone.
eta: If there is no knowledge of *who* did the work.....does nothing to help the defense IMO
specifically, *who* has the sledgehammer.
Not everyone can paint a realistic portrait, because it is so difficult to attend to all the details, but all of us can view the piece of work. (5,000 details in the human face)