The Irish Court of Appeal: A teenager jailed for life 2 years ago had his appeal against conviction dismissed. The defence argued that the trial judge erred in law by holding that XRY telephone analysis tendered by the prosecution was admissible.
The Court was of the view that there was absolutely no requirement on the part of the prosecution to call a software engineer or by some other means to set about explaining how the software worked. Retired Detective Garda Supple was trained in the forensic examination of mobile phones and deployed the XRY system as a tool in that regard.
Accordingly, the Court is quite satisfied that the trial judge did not err in allowing the results of the XRY analysis by Mr. Supple to be presented to the jury.
Full details of the appeal case can be found at the Irish Court of Appeal.
The story was also covered by the Herald News in Ireland.
A picture of murder victim David Byrne shown outside court after Marcus Kirwan was found guilty of murdering him, is reproduced here from their website coverage.
Mike Dickinson has spent half his working career in military/law enforcement and the other half in the private sector supporting these services. His specialism is providing tools and technologies designed to help in the fight against crime. Using his previous experience as a Senior Investigating Officer in the UK Police, Mike is dedicated to helping agencies make best use of their existing assets to improve the prevention and detection of crime; through the use of digital forensic technology.