- Jul 31, 2014
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Thanks for the informative post, as always, 10ofRods. Re your query ^^ BBM ^^ "how he got his bloody gloves off and disposed of them without getting blood on his actual hands":Yes, it would. It had been awhile since he would have done that, but I would think they'd have brought in sink swabs, just in case. My big puzzlement is how he got his bloody gloves off and disposed of them without getting blood on his actual hands (he's not four-handed). And he would certainly have washed his hands many times over days, after getting home. However, the fact that he wore gloves (we think) during the crime would certain play a big role in diminishing sink DNA.
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Maybe this is common knowledge, buy anyway, there's a technique used in many industries that have people handling potentially or actually "dangerous" or "toxic" substances who wear gloves to protect their skin from coming into contact with the substance.
It's referred to as "donning" (putting it on) and "doffing" (taking it off) of personal protective equipment (PPE) (e.g., gloves, mask, goggles, overbooties, Tyvek suit).
In the case of gloves, often 2 pair and sometimes 3 are worn, an inner liner pair that is tight over the hands that is membrane-like and is the 'final line of defense' (like Latex or nitrile), a second pair that is looser that goes over it (like dishwashing gloves), and an outside pair of work gloves (like leather 'grip' gloves).
In the case of "doffing" 1 or 2 or 3 pair of gloves, you pinch the edge of the glove at the wrist with thumb and roll it off inside out, and then repeat the process for the other glove and/or other pairs of gloves. The purpose is to have the clean insides of the glove be on the outside when you actually finish pulling it off.
So if BK used this type of technique, IMO, he could have rolled the gloves off and dropped them in a bag without getting any (or much) of the substance (in this case presumably blood) on his hands. There's also "glove in glove" and "bird-beak" techniques for removal without getting stuff on gloves on your hands at the 2nd link.
Correct donning and doffing of disposable gloves - Sante Group