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Forensic analyst testifies at Lyn’s murder trial

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2009 | 9:14 AM

In the Lyn murder trial, American Forensic Scientist, Dwane Hilderbrand has testified that the shoe impression found at the house of Manchester Couple Richard and Julia Lyn, belonged to the accused Lennox Swaby.

Swaby and 26-year-old garbage truck driver, Calvin Powell have been on trial in the Home Circuit Court since October 5 for the double murder.

The couple was strangled during a robbery at their home in Mandeville between December 9 and 10, 2006.

Hilderbrand said in July 2007, he received digital images of the crime scene prints of photographs, for the right foot of a shoe.

He said he analyzed the tread design, physical shape, the wear pattern as well as the condition of the shoe and concluded that the impressions were made from the shoe.

Hilderbrand used power point presentation to demonstrate to the jury the similarities he found on the exhibits.

He showed the pair of shoes that was allegedly taken from Swaby when he was taken into custody on December 16, 2006.

He said the right foot of shoe made the impressions at the crime scene.