Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Guns barrel made marks on aga surround... page 6

As of 7 August 1985, Essex police were satisfied that a mark found on the front face of the aga surround had been made when the barrel of a gun had come into contact with it, and paint was transferred from the aga onto the end of the gun...

The police took a paint sample, RC/1, from the aga on 8 August 1985, which they eventually matched as being the same paint found on the end of the guns barrel...

The gun with the paint on the end of its barrel was found downstairs at the scene...

Police only took interest in one gun found downstairs, and that was a 12 bore shotgun which the police recovered from inside the gun cupboard in the downstairs office. The fingerprints of Ralph Bamber and Sheila Caffell were found to be present on the barrel of this gun, consistent with the possibility that both had been struggling to gain control or possession of it from the other...

The Pathologist, Dr Peter Venezis, found scratch and gouge marks on Ralph Bambers right forearm, and similar gouge marks on the top part of Sheila's right hand, which were consistent with them having been made during the aforementioned struggle...

All of these details which originally formed part and parcel of the initial investigation conducted under a crime reference of SC/688/85, were omitted from the new file which was created in order to prosecute Jeremy for the murders, under a different crime reference number of SC/786/85...

The police were satisfied that the mark on the aga had been caused when the guns barrel was brought into contact with it during the struggle in the kitchen between Ralph and Sheila, and that they both received gouge marks from each other at that time...

Most of this evidence was suppressed and not disclosed to Jeremy or his legal team or to the court which tried him for the murders...

Instead, the court was led to believe that a silencer had made all the marks on the aga surround in the kitchen, and that the silencer was fitted to the gun during that struggle, and also at the time Sheila was shot and killed in the bedroom upstairs...

Sheila's blood was supposed to have been found inside the silencer which could only have got there at the time she was shot and killed in the bedroom, but we now know that the blood group activity which has been attributed as being unique to her, (AK1) could have been animals blood which was detected upon the silencer by the blood expert, yet he concealed these results from Jeremy, his legal team and the court which tried him for the murders...

If you take AK1 out of the equation because of the possibility that it could have been rabbits blood, you are left with three blood groups that could mean the blood found inside the silencer originated from June Bamber, or a mixture of June and Ralph Bambers blood types...



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    Police knew about silencer day before relatives found it in gun cupboard...

    On the afternoon of 9 August 1985, DCI "Taff" Jones and DS "Stan" Jones visited Jeremy Bamber at 9 head Street, Goldhanger, and spoke to him about the possibility that the silencer could have been fixed to the end of the semi-automatic rifles barrel on the evening before the shootings?

    They asked Jeremy if the silencer was fitted to the gun the last time he handled the gun or saw it on the evening of 6 August 1985?

    Jeremy told the police on that occasion, that the silencer had not been fitted to the guns barrel at that stage...

    Later that same day (6 August 1985) the police handed the keys to whf back to the relatives (Ann Eaton) and on the following day (Saturday, 10 August 1985) the relatives found the blood stained and paint contaminated silencer in the gun cupboard...

    This was the same gun cupboard where the police had recovered the 12 bore shotgun which had Ralph and Sheila's fingerprints upon its barrel...

    How was it possible for the police to find the 12 bore shotgun and yet not find the bloodstained and paint contaminated silencer in the same gun cupboard, before they handed the keys to whf back over to the family on the evening of 9 August 1985?





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    Delay before silencer was handed over to police by relatives...

    According to the evidence relied upon to prosecute jeremy at his October 1986 trial, the relatives found the bloodstained and paint contaminated silencer in the gun cupboard on 10 August 1985, but they did not hand it over to the police until the evening of 12 August 1985 - which means that the relatives had control and possession of it for three days before they handed it over to the police, at the same time as having access to whf, and in particular the aga surround in the Kitchen...

    The police had only found one solitary mark on the front face of the aga by 9 August 1985, and it was not until 14 August 1985, when the police asked Ann Eaton to open up whf so that they could examine the aga and take measurements there, that Ann Eaton pointed out to the police three additional marks on the underside of the mantelpiece ...

    Di Cook took another paint sample, RWC/1, on that occasion (14 August 1985) which was eventually used to match paint found ingrained into the knurled end of the silencer as being the same paint found on the aga...

    How could the police not only have missed finding the bloodstained and paint contaminated silencer in the same gun cupboard where the 12 bore shotgun which had Ralph's and Sheila's fingerprints upon its barrel, as well as miss the three marks on the underside of the mantelpiece?

    Jeremy now believes that the marks were deliberately made on the underside of the mantelpiece, and that the silencer was deliberately contaminated with blood and paint, on an occasion after the police had finalized their examination by 9 August 1985...

    He believes that this was done to enable him to prosecuted for the murders...





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    Only one mark present on aga, on and by 9 August 1985...

    Crime scene photographs establish that there was only one mark on the aga on the morning of the shootings, and that was the one on the front face, which the police were satisfied had been made by the barrel of a gun coming into contact with it (not the silencer)...





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    14 August first occasion other marks noticed or brought to the attention of police..

    14 August 1985, was the very first occasion when the three additional marks were pointed out to them by the relatives on the underside of the mantelpiece...

    Crime scene photographs taken at the scene on the morning of the shootings (7 August 1985) seem to establish that these three marks had not been there at that time...

    These marks appear then, to have been added much later...

    But by whom?

    And, for what purpose?





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    No paint debri was found or present on floor in front of damaged aga...

    No paint debri was found to be present on the floor directly in front of the damaged areas of the aga...

    Crime scene photographs have been blown up and enlarged to check for microscopic debris from the paint damaged mantelpiece (aga) and none has been found or detected, highlighting the possibility that the marks on the aga were made on some other unrelated occasion rather than at the time of the shootings...





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    Police Photograph underside of mantelpiece (aga)...

    The police photographed the mantelpiece in the kitchen at whf on the morning of the shootings, and there existed no scratch marks on the underside of the mantelpiece at that time...

    The very first occasion these were recorded as being present there, was on 14 August 1985, when Ann Eaton (relative brought them to the attention of the police (DI Cook and PI Miller) after she had been asked to open up whf so that the police could examine the aga...

    Who was responsible for making those marks on the underside of the mantelpiece?

    At what stage were they made there?

    One thing is certain, these marks were not made at the time of any alleged struggle between Ralph Bamber and his killer in the region of the kitchen, prior to Ralph being shot and killed...

    These marks appear to have been made after the police handed the keys to whf back to the relatives on the evening 9 August 1985, and prior to the occasion when Ann Eaton showed them to the police on 14 August 1985......





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    Blood inside silencer...

    At the time DI Cook (SOC) dismantled the silencer and photographed it with its baffle plates removed and exposed, the 17 baffle plates were set in the correct position with their jaws facing downward in the general direction of the screw thread at the bottom end of the silencer. Cook did not report the presence of any blood on the first six baffles at the top end of the silencer , five of which he physically separated one from the other, leaving a gap between all of them, and the sixth baffle plate. The remaining 12 baffles (6 to 17) were not separated during this examination, and then the silencer was submitted to the Lab' to be examined by the ballistic expert, Malcolm Fletcher, on 30 August 1985, who proceeded to dismantle it (again)...

    At the time it was dismantled by the ballistic expert, a diagram was drafted up to show the position of the baffle plates when removed from the silencer, and the location of blood which was distributed upon the first 6 baffle plates at that stage. The diagram shows the jaws of the said baffle plates to be inverted so that their jaws were facing upward to the end cap, contrary to the opposite position they had been photographed in, when Cook dismantled it, a matter of days beforehand...

    How could the jaws of the silencer be photographed facing one way on 29 August 1985 when DI Cook (SOC) dismantled the silencer, and yet be facing the opposite direction a matter of days later when the Ballistic expert received the same silencer at the lab' and he dismantled it?

    Blood was only detected upon the top facing 6 baffle plates when the ballistic expert dismantled the silencer after it had been submitted to the lab' on 30 August 1985, not beforehand whilst it was in DI Cooks possession, and so the position of the baffle plates at the time the blood was found, as opposed to the original position the same baffles had originally been found in by Cook on 29 August 1985, is crucial...

    Based on the position of the baffles at the time of DI Cooks (SOC) examination and the time he photographed the removed baffle plates on that occasion, blood must have been present inside the silencer at the wrong end to enable it to have got there by a process of back spatter, as alleged...

    Somebody, altered the position of the baffle plates inside the silencer, to enable the argument to be put that because the blood was now being presented as being at the top end of the silencer (rather than the bottom) it got there as a result of Backspatter...

    Linked to this argument, was the suggestion made by the blood expert, John Hayward, that a presence of the AK/1 enzyme, and an absence of the Ak/2-1 enzyme, in the results obtained from the blood found inside the silencer, that the blood was unique and exclusive to Sheila Caffell, because if the blood had been a mixture of the parents blood types, the blood expert said he would have expected to find June Bambers AK/2-1 in the result because it was a far more stable enzyme than AK/1...

    Between them, the ballistics expert, Malcolm Fletcher, and the blood expert, John Hayward, concluded that the silencer must have been fitted to the gun at the time Sheila was shot and killed, and that her unique blood entered the silencer by a process of backspatter, and that her killer removed the silencer after she was dead, took it downstairs, and hid it in the gun cupboard, where it had remained until found by David Boutflour...

    Two lots of Animal blood were found on the end cap of the silencer, which could have been rabbits blood, which has the AK1 enzyme in its makeup...

    On 29 August 1985, when Cook (SOC) dismantled the silencer and photographed it, blood must have been present at the wrong end of the silencer (the bottom end) whilst the two lots of animal blood was found at thew top end as described...

    When someone altered the position of the bloodstained baffle plates by turning them upside down, so that the blood was being presented as being at the top end, rather than the bottom end of the silencer, it brought the blood found on the baffles at the top end close to and next to the general area where the two lots of animals blood had been found...

    It appears that the presence of these two lots of animal blood on the end cap of the silencer, were not fully reported to Bamber, his legal team or to the court which tried Bamber for these murders, and so the opportunity to argue that the AK/1 part of the result obtained from blood found inside the silencer, could not be discredited, by suggesting that it should be excluded on the basis that it could have derived from a rabbit, or a pig, or a rat, creatures which were normally shot around the farm as part and parcel of an ongoing pest control operation...

    If you remove the AK/1 enzyme from the result relied upon to suggest the blood was unique and exclusive to Sheila, you are left with only three blood results, (A, EAP BA and HP 2-1) which could have derived from a mixture of the Bamber parents as claimed by Bambers legal team during his trial...

    But as we have seen by reference to the marks found on the underside of the mantelpiece, which were not present there on the morning of 7 August 1985, the blood evidence also has a cloud hanging over its integrity, because we now know that the blood found in the silencer was not unique or exclusive to Sheila at all...

    In this respect, the court was deceived...
    Last edited by Mike Tesko; 12-13-2009 at 04:36 PM.





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    Expert Confirms Marks were not made on underside of mantelpiece on 7 August 1985...

    KODAK MAN - Expert Peter Sutherst, has carried out a very thorough and in-depth examination of all the available crime scene photographs and negatives taken by the police at the crime scene at whf on the morning of 7 August 1985, and he has confirmed that there existed no scratch marks on the underside of the mantelpiece in the kitchen on the morning of the murders - and that somebody deliberately scratchpad it with the silencer, and contaminated the silencer with red paint, at some point afterwards?

    Check out the the link at:- http://www.sleuthingforjustice.com/phpBB3/ (Jeremy Bamber convictions) for latest information and pictures (click on VIEW ACTIVE TOPICS)...