Impact of BPA
In ruling on motion for new trial under Rule 24.1 (c)(1), the Court may weigh the evidence. In weighing the opinions of the three blood experts, the Court finds that the testimony of Mr. Reeves, a seasoned and experienced blood spatter expert was highly credible in regard to interpreting the blood spatter found on …… hands.
Mr. Reeves is a respected blood spatter expert, with experience dating back to 1974.
…….. The Court grants the Defendant's request for a new trial pursuant to Ariz.R.Crim.P. 24(c)(1) based upon the Court's finding that the verdict is contrary to the weight of the evidence. The verdict is thus set aside and a new trial is hereby granted. The Defendant is no longer non-bondable. …….
Superior Court of Arizona,
Maricopa County (2014)
Letter of Appreciation
Dear Mr. Reeves,
The . . . Member of Parliament was found dead in his brother’s home in 1999. It was originally “determined” to be a suicide by The Metropolitan Police. This case went national, all the way up to Prime Minister Taksin, who had ordered the case re-opened by The Crime Suppression Division.
We sought further independent expert opinions due to the sensitive nature of the case and the history of four (4) previously unsolved homicides among this families members.
We determined that you are a known and verified expert in Blood Pattern Analysis and sought your examination of this crime scene. Your professional and detailed examination of the blood patterns contributed significantly to a finding of homicide vs. suicide.
Your sharp and detailed report is of immense value to the Royal Thai Police. The Royal Thai Police are committed to improving their training, expertise and equipment. Your professional report will assist in moving towards these improvements. The Discovery Channel will be featuring this now classic Forensics case sometime next year.
Norm, we thank you and wish you to know that the full courtesy and
co-operation of our Country and Police will be made available to you
should you need our assistance . .
Sincerely & professionally,
Crime Suppression Division
Central Investigation Bureau
Royal Thai Police