CNN O.J. Simpson Trial

FBI witness: Just one set of footprints

Lee speaks highly of crime lab's record

Prosecution exhibit September 15, 1995
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LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- The O.J. Simpson trial wrapped up for the week Friday with the prosecution's rebuttal unfinished the defense yet to rest. Court will resume Monday with the defense continuing its cross-examination of prosecution witness William Bodziak.

In testimony Friday, FBI agent Bodziak rebutted testimony by a defense witness who suggested that two suspects could have committed the murders. Bodziak said evidence shows there was only one set of bloody footprints at the crime scene.

"Has anything you've seen or heard since your testimony in this case," asked prosecutor Marcia Clark, " ... that causes you to waiver at all in your opinion that there was one set of shoe prints on June 13, 1994 at Bundy, all of which were size 12 Bruno Magli prints?"

"Nothing has changed my opinion, no," Bodziak replied.

Meanwhile at a press conference in Meriden, Connecticut, defense expert Henry Lee denied that he had ever said that the imprints were made by shoes.

Henry Lee "An imprint can be caused by many things," he said. "Any object with similar patterns can cause (the same) imprint when there is (a certain) amount of blood deposited on the object. Could be a shoe, could be a fabric, could be any item with linear parallel design."

Lee also expressed support for the FBI Crime Lab, whose results have been called into question by FBI agent Frederic Whitehurst. He said that he had personal knowledge of many of the examiners who work in the lab and that they are excellent scientists with high integrity. "Personally, I have nothing but good things to say about the FBI laboratory."

Lee said he will not testify again at the trial.

Robert J. Mills, assistant director of the Forensic Science Lab that employs Lee, told CNN that Lee speaks highly of his past relationship with the FBI. Mills said Lee tells him his relationship has always been very positive, amicable and respectful.

Mills said neither he nor Lee have encountered problems in dealing with the FBI lab. Mills said he has dealt with the lab for more than 17 years.

Whitehurst, however, raised a variety of concerns about forensic protocol and procedures employed in laboratory. He will arrive in Los Angeles this weekend to meet with defense and prosecution attorneys. It will be up to Judge Lance Ito to decide if his testimony is admissible.

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