Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New police photographer faces tough cross examination

This just in from the "... Police photographer Sutish Sharma Jeetwooth faced tough cross-examination from the defence team as they probed the thoroughness of his work documenting the scene.

Michaela's brutal killing was the first murder case the young photographer had worked on.

He was called upon the day she died, first to photograph her body, laid down beside the bath, and then the hotel room.

In subsequent weeks he was called again to take pictures of reconstructions in the room.

The defence lawyer asked why he hadn't photographed CCTV cameras near Michaela's room or the sand on the beachfront outside in case there were footprints.

In all cases he said he photographed only what his superior officer told him to.

Counsel for Avinash Treebhoowoon, Ravi Rutnah, asked: "You don't use your technical expertise to take other pictures you deem necessary?"

He also asked: "Do you think in this modern era black-and-white pictures are less likely to assist an investigation than colour?" to which he replied: "I can't say."

Black and white or not, the images are a glimpse into the horror that greeted the young husband who found his wife dead during a honeymoon that was, as the prosecutor put it, so "brutally interrupted."

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