On the Bitemarks.org blog, forensic specialists David Averill and Mike Bowers have posted the video recording of Michael West’s “analysis” in the Leigh Stubbs case. In the video, West is examining Kim Williams, the woman Stubbs was convicted of assaulting. Watch closely at around the 50-second mark, as a bite mark mysteriously appears out of nowhere on Williams’ hip.
Averill and Bowers write:
West then proceeds to tamper with the evidence by actually imbedding a stone cast of Leigh Stubbs teeth into the comatose victims hip resulting in a fabricated bitemark on the skin of the victim.
The jamming of the cast isn’t in the video, it’s actually from West’s court testimony. He admits he does this. He claims it’s part of his method. And of course we already have video depicting that method. In the Jimmie Duncan case, West uses the same “technique” on the corpse of a child. In this case, he did it, without consent, on a woman who was comatose. (West, who is a dentist, also performed a vaginal examination on Williams while she was unconscious.)
Averill and Bowers have also posted the security video West claims to have “enhanced” using consumer software. As I reported last month, from the video below, West testified that . . .
. . . he was able to determine that the figures entering and leaving the frame in the video were wearing different clothing (one wearing shorts, the other wearing blue jeans) and were two different women, thus incriminating both Stubbs and Vance. Where the FBI could only determine that someone had removed an object — possibly a bag or suitcase — from the toolbox in the truck bed, West claimed repeatedly that he could make out hair, legs, and blue jeans, leading him to conclude that the object was clearly a body. “She takes a body out of this toolbox,” West conclusively told the jury. “That’s what I see.”
West also claimed he could actually read the body language of one figure in the footage, that she appeared “anxious,” and was exhibiting the sort of adrenaline-fueled “fight or flight” response one shows after committing a crime.
See for yourself:
I’ll have more in an upcoming piece for Huffington Post.