Read the words of fingerprint expert Pat Wertheim from 2006 here:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/2006/ ... -17195958/
But PatWertheim, the first expert to reject the findings of the SCRO officers, told the committee: "That crime scene mark was not made by Shirley McKie."
The American described the case as the most controversial in the history of fingerprints and said: "In the long run, history will record this case as an erroneous identification by the Glasgow bureau of the SCRO."
Representatives from the Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee fingerprint bureaux all told the committee that they did not believe the print was McKie's.
Sadly the experts from Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee were all sacked and have never had any sort of apologies.
Arie Zeelenberg found 20 differences:
Yesterday, Dutch expert Arie Zeelenberg insisted there was no way the print in the house - known as Y7 - belonged to McKie.
He told MSPs that he had found more than 20 differences between it and McKie's fingerprint.
How correct was he ?
But last night, Labour MSP Ken Macintosh, who represents a number of the SCRO officers, said: "For the first time, we have actually heard in this case McKie's own defence witness, her own fingerprint expert, testifying in public that he supports the work of the SCRO officers.
How tenable is the position of Labour MSP Ken McIntosh now ?
Lastly how wrong can we say Peter Swann has been ?
But Peter Swann - originally hired as a defence expert by the McKie team but never called at the perjury trial - insisted the former policewoman had made the print.
He and a colleague found no fewer than 32 matching characteristics between the disputed Y7 mark and McKie's left thumb print, adding: "It's as positive as one can be."
32 matching characteristics, As Positive as one can be.
This Peter Swann was originally consulted and portrayed himself as an expert in Fraudulent prints to the defence.
32 Matching he claims to have found yet the enquiry found nothing untowards with this and no cover ups.
Pat you were spot on, well said.
Let history record Pat Wertheim was also correct in the McKie Asbury cases and first to identify it as a sham.