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Re: David Bari
Sat Aug 18, 2018 09:52

Well not really...

They always tried to trace a bill and looked at whoever it may have passed through. The handwriting in connection to the bill was what made them more closely look at this guy.

My guess is that Osborn would have concluded he wrote those notes if police found a stash of ransom money in his garage.

As far as Team Fawcett is concerned... I don't trust what any of these Experts may have said after the fact. Once Fawcett was fired their connection to this case was gone, and they wanted a way back in. I would require something from the time they worked for Fawcett to believe they actually said Hauptmann wrote them. It's why the Fawcett material is important to me and I wish I had access to it.

None of these Experts could be trusted as far as I am concerned. Just look at the Malone/Myers BS. They never even examined the notes and until Lloyd wrote his book most everyone believed they had - and probably still do. Why? Because of what they were supposedly telling the papers, and what Wilentz was saying in Court.

  • Re: David BariMichael 5260, Fri Aug 17 15:23
    What caused the police to pounce on Bari was the $5 ransom bill. Anyone that could be connected to Lindbergh ransom money was going to be suspicious to the police. What Osborn saw in Bari's... more
    • Re: David Bari — Michael, Sat Aug 18 09:52
      • Re: David BariMichael 5260, Sat Aug 18 13:19
        I doubt very much that Osborn would have said David Bari wrote all the Lindbergh ransom notes if the police had found ransom money hidden in his garage, closet, or anywhere else. Osborn warned... more
        • Michael 5260 re: David BariTanialee, Sat Sep 8 19:16
          Hi All.I've been out of the loop due to concentrating on another high profile case plus life's little ins and outs. As a certified handwriting analyst, I have to agree with what you've said here. I... more
        • Re: David BariMichael, Sat Aug 18 14:43
          We'll have to agree to disagree about what Osborn would have done.... Malone was a handwriting expert for over 32 years by that date and had testified in court as one many times in multiple states.... more
          • Re: David BariMichael 5260, Sun Aug 19 11:33
            It's okay for us to disagree about what Osborn would have done if loads of Lindbergh ransom had been found with David Bari. Since that did not happen the issue is moot. I just wanted to point out... more
            • Re: David BariMichael, Sun Aug 19 13:20
              I don't want to get into a back and forth so I'll say my last about Malone in this post. Yes, he was a Penman. He was also an Artist. And lastly, he was a Handwriting Expert who was qualified as one... more
              • Re: David BariMichael 5260, Sun Aug 19 16:52
                In the early days it wasn't difficult to be qualified by the courts as an expert witness on handwriting. This left the door wide open for people that had no qualifications at all to testify in court... more
                • Re: David BariMichael , Mon Aug 20 08:45
                  Do you know how many "Experts" would eventually claim to believe Fisch wrote the notes - and who they were?
                  • FIschRichard Sloan, Tue Aug 21 10:10
                    Wish we had more samples of Fisch's handwriting.
                    • Re: FIschMichael For Richard, Tue Aug 21 11:29
                      Try this sample up close by clicking the magnifier:
                  • Re: David BariMichael 5260, Mon Aug 20 17:28
                    Trendley was supposed to have told his family that he was convinced that Fisch wrote the ransom notes. That is what his family supposedly told reporters that were clamoring around Trendley's house. I ... more
                  • Re: David BariAnonymous, Mon Aug 20 15:20
                    Braunlich, Trendley, Goodspeed and Julia Farr who all examined the notes on 1/12/1935 under State Police guard in a Hotel in Trenton, N.J.
                    • Re: David BariMichael For Anonymous, Tue Aug 21 12:03
                      While I know that Braunlich and Goodspeed, both Handwriting Experts, believed the letters were altered and were prepared to testify that Hauptmann did not write the notes ... I've never seen where... more
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