Canadian forensic anthropologist Scott Fairgrieve joins Casey Anthony's defense

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  1. Jin4one

    Jin4one New Member

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    I didn't know if we should start a thread on this but...

    Scott Fairgrieve

    The head of the forensic science department at a Canadian university is the newest member to join Casey Anthony's defense team.

    Forensic anthropologist Scott Fairgrieve, chair of Forensic Science at Laurentian University in Ontario, will be helping attorney Jose Baez's team as an expert consultant in the search, recovery and analysis of human skeletal remains.

    "My role in the case is basically peer review," Fairgrieve told the Orlando Sentinel. "I will be reviewing reports on the evidence. So far everything I've done has been remotely."

    The forensic anthropologist said the interest in the case against Casey Anthony has not reached the media frenzy in Canada as it has across the U.S.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/orl-bk-casey-anthony-011409,0,7346015.story

    Did the defense team not already have someone that does this on their team? Any one know or heard of this guy?
     
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  3. Bev

    Bev New Member

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    Yes, he's a fairly well known forensic scientist. He's very good.
     
  4. debs

    debs Former Member

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    Does that mean Kathy Reichs can't be bothered anymore? Whatever happened to Koby?
     
  5. Jin4one

    Jin4one New Member

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    Yeah, I haven't seen him around much. I don't rememeber seeing him at all on the NG show recently.
     
  6. zoey

    zoey Well-Known Member

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    How many experts do they have? Isn't his postion covered already....:waitasec:

    as for Koby...think some of his comments on NG are biting him in the butt....she warned him that some things could be used against him....
     
  7. mydailyopinions

    mydailyopinions New Member

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    Koby wanted to keep his career, and joining forces with Baez wasn't going to do that! LOL JMHO
    He couldn't tell the defense what they wanted to hear!
     
  8. indicat

    indicat Justice for Travis and his family

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    I'm hopping this means Kathy is done with this case. I was so disappointed that she would associate herself with this. Maybe she thought better. One can hope.
     
  9. Recovering-Lurker

    Recovering-Lurker I'm Back and on My Best Behavior

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    Me too. I couldn't believe she was/is a part of the defense.
     
  10. Robyn623

    Robyn623 Digital Forensics Student

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    I also hope Kathy has run for the hills. It made me sick that she would be involved in the defense.
     
  11. bailee

    bailee New Member

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    Well I'm from Ontario and I've never heard of him .............

    But then we don't televise our trials either lol
     
  12. Imajica

    Imajica Defender of Lost Angels and Sporks

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    My sentiments exactly. I was very surprised that a professional of her caliber would choose to associate herself with a case like this one that has so many negative undertones. Not to mention the potentially career ending effect it could have if things continue along the same unsavory lines it began on months ago.

    Does anyone know for sure whether she withdrew from the case?
     
  13. njustice

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    How many "experts" does Casey need on her team? This is rediculous and it makes me ill. It's one thing that in this country everyone has a right to a fair trial and someone to represent him or her. But this has gone too far, she's not O.J. and she doesn't have two dimes to rub together that wasn't given to her or she didn't steal from someone. Ick! My stomach is turning this morning.
     
  14. indicat

    indicat Justice for Travis and his family

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    I havent heard if she did withdraw but I cant imagine why they would need 2 people in the exact same field. She should be concerned about her career, I hope the pressure of that caused her to withdraw.
     
  15. Fuzzymuffin

    Fuzzymuffin Crazy Dog Lady

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    Peer review is a process where one's report is subjected to scrutiny. He was probably imo reviewing Reichs' findings and report.
     
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    Casey may not have two dimes to rub together, but what she does have is popularity, good or bad. Notorious cases like this make household names out of those involved. Why do you think Gloria Alred volunteers to take cases "pro bono"?
     
  17. njustice

    njustice New Member

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    I understand that. And it's something that disgusts me about our country. Just like when Amy Fisher went and wrote a book and became some kind of celebrity. KC has never had to face consequences in her life, I just hope she doesn't get off scott free and is made to pay for her crimes.
     
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    cajun New Member

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    Forensic Cremation Recovery and Analysis (Hardcover)

    by Scott I. Fairgrieve (Author)

    hmmmm
     
  19. cajun

    cajun New Member

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    [​IMG]Dr. Scott Fairgrieve has been a faculty member of Laurentian University (Sudbury, Ontario Canada) since 1991 and is currently the chair of the university’s department of forensic science. Dr. Fairgrieve serves as a forensic anthropology consultant to the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario, through the Northeastern Regional Forensic Pathology Unit. He is regularly sought out internationally to consult on cases of cremation homicides and has given expert witness testimony both in Canada and the United States for prosecution and defense.
     
  20. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    exactly what is peer review? anyone?
     
  21. trac

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    Bolding below by me - I thought this was the problem that the State was worried about - all this stuff being mailed and sent eletronically - it could land in the wrong hands, intercepted, etc. This could hurt the defense, I think AND if the State gets wind of everything leaving the state and such we could see a hearing about it



     

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