Introduction to the Analysis of Paint Evidence
Ryland, S.G. and Suzuki, E.M. (ed. Kobilinsky, L.) (2012) Introduction to the Analysis of Paint Evidence. Forensic Chemistry Handbook p132-133, John Wiley & Sons. ISBN:978-0-471-73954-8).
Published on: 1/1/2012
The introduction to this chapter features a discussion of the contribution of Skip Palenik and Microtrace to the solution of the Green River Murders.
“In 2003, Gary L. Ridgway pleaded guilty to 48 counts of homicide, prompted by his desire to avoid the death penalty and his fear of a conviction in the face of more physical evidence linking him to the victims. Ridgway’s attorney was quoted in the press as stating that the paint evidence was crucial in his client’s decision to change his plea…”