In the Pinyon Pines Murder case, the autopsy showed that Becky Friedli was already dead when she was set afire. But that would then imply that she must have been placed in the wheelbarrow after her murder.
Who moved the body?
Becky apparently told a friend that she had just showered and put on clean clothes, expecting Robert to come up. So, she must have had on clean socks. .
The DNA analysis showed two sets of male DNA were on her otherwise clean socks. Well, this might be a significant clue! Did that DNA belong to Robert Pape or Cristin Smith?
No. The DNA did not belong to either Robert or Cristin. This fact was actually a stipulation in the trial. This means the jury did not have to question it’s truth.
The same can be said for the male DNA found on one of the wheelbarrow handles.
The DNA on her socks was from a MALE, but it was definitely NOT from Robert or Cristin!
So, somebody else was there.
- How many wrongly convicted defendants have been exonerated by DNA trace evidence?
- How did the jury not see this as ‘reasonable doubt’?
- How can the district attorney’s office even proceed with the trial?
This evidence is case-shattering. Yet they prosecuted anyways. And now two innocent men are to spend their entire lives in prison. Two more families are devastated.
But the D.A. won re-election.