Michael 5260
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Tue Apr 23, 2019 16:12

New York Times
Jan. 3, 1935

St. Louis, Jan. 2 (AP)

The Globe Democrat says John M. Trendley, East St. Louis, ILL., handwriting expert, will testify that Isidor Fisch, dead almost a year, and not Bruno Richard Hauptmann was author of the Lindbergh ransom notes. Members of Trendley's family said tonight he had been retained by the Hauptmann defense and that he is now in New Jersey.

It's a good thing Trendley didn't bloviate on the witness stand about Isidor Fisch being the writer of the ransom notes. He would have needed a seat belt during his severe cross-examination.

    • Re: Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?Michael, Wed Apr 24 08:37
      Trendley's best skill was his ability to forge documents. Many times he was used to create writings which Lawyers would then utilize to get Handwriting "Experts" on the other side to authenticate.... more
      • handwriting "experts"Richard E Sloan, Wed Apr 24 09:34
        You hit the nail on the head -- back then it was "educated 'guess work.' "! Handwriting experts, for a fee, would prove for their clients what they wanted them to prove. At Highfields you showed me a ... more
        • Re: handwriting "experts"Michael 5260 for Richard, Thu Apr 25 09:36
          The Nursery Note and the March 4 ransom note were written by the same hand. Both notes are from one sheet of stationery that was torn in half. When Peter Baier, Gideon Epstein, and Grant Sperry... more
          • Re: handwriting "experts"Michael For Richard, Fri Apr 26 10:34
            Okay so let's take a look at this. It's more of a rebuttal to what Script wrote above to outline his flawed position. First thing's first. He is citing the above Experts for a reason. What is that... more
          • doze notesRichard E Sloan, Thu Apr 25 10:34
            thanx for that report. very, very interesting!
        • Re: handwriting "experts"Michael, Wed Apr 24 11:43
          Richard - I think you are confusing "Michael 5150" with me. I just post as "Michael." We do however agree about this supposed "science." Personally I think a lie detector is more reliable and that... more
          • two michaelsRichard E Sloan, Wed Apr 24 13:01
            so who are you, Michael 5150? Got a last name?
            • Re: two michaelsJoe, Thu Apr 25 11:40
              Bottom line here is that Hauptmann wrote each and every one of the ransom notes. The scope of technique and expertise that determined this at the trial has never been reasonably questioned. There is... more
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