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Time: 10:14:59 PM
The reason the blood drops were so well placed was because the killer most likely had the knife with the victim's blood in his left hand. He could have carried it tip down with arm extended down his side as he walked to the back gate (maybe even to check the noise he heard when the neighbour's gate slam as the neighbour was entering his property next door.) Hence the drops next to the shoes. The blood would then have become OJ's when the switch was made at the lab.
Dr. Lee said it would take blood dropping from a distance of 10 inches or less to leave rounded drops.
Lange did have to concede that a victim's blood could drip from a weapon. BUT in my opinion he was pushing the "perp just had to be injured" theory just a tad too strongly on June 21 1994.
What date was it that these report pages went missing from the lab? Was it before June 21?
Excerpt of Lange's testimony from the Grand Jury dated June 21, 1994
4 Q. THE FACT THAT THESE ARE BLOOD DROPS AND NOT 5 SMEARS, DOES THAT ALSO TELL YOU SOMETHING WITH REGARD TO 6 THE LIKELY ORIGIN OF THE BLOOD NOT BEING THAT OF THE 7 VICTIMS BUT THAT OF THE PERPETRATOR? 8 A. IT WAS APPARENT TO ME THAT A VIOLENT STRUGGLE 9 HAD ENSUED BETWEEN A SUSPECT AND THE TWO VICTIMS, SO 10 VIOLENT A STRUGGLE THAT IT WAS ENTIRELY POSSIBLE THE 11 SUSPECT HIMSELF WOULD HAVE BEEN INJURED. 12 IN MY MIND, VIEWING THE DROPLETS, IT WAS 13 ENTIRELY POSSIBLE THAT THEY DID BELONG -- THAT THEY WOULD, 14 IN FACT, BELONG TO THE SUSPECT WHO WAS LEAVING THE SCENE. 15 Q. AS A MATTER OF COMMON SENSE, SIR, IN THE 16 PERPETRATION OF A VIOLENT CRIME IN WHICH A VICTIM'S BLOOD 17 IS SHED, IF THE PERPETRATOR GETS THAT BLOOD ON HIS BODY OR 18 HANDS, IS IT LIKELY TO BE DRIPPING IN THE MANNER YOU SEE IN 19 PEOPLE'S 28 AND 29. 20 A. FROM THE VICTIMS? 21 Q. CORRECT. 22 A. WELL, AGAIN, IT WOULD DEPEND. 23 IF IT WERE FROM THE VICTIMS, IT POSSIBLY WOULD 24 BE FROM A WEAPON OR SOMETHING. 25 BUT THAT'S OPEN TO SPECULATION, I THINK.