Richard E Sloan
handwriting "experts"
Wed Apr 24, 2019 09:34
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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 copy of a letter Bruno wrote to his mom from jail -- I think death row?. It left no doubt in my mind that he was the writer of the ransom notes. However, I have never been certain that the note left in the baby's room was written by the same person who wrote the other notes. Can you give me your views on that one?
With today's advances in forensic science, is there any way new tests can be made to prove that the writer of the letter to mom and to the governor were definitely written by the same person who wrote the notes? (I am reminded of the newsreel of Bruno on the stand in da Bx, being shown all the notes and saying, "This is the first time I SEEN these notes." (Why didnt he just answer the question with, "I didn't write these notes"?)
I'd also like more discussion about his statements about the letters and the numbers on his inside closet molding. ("Maybe I was just interested in the case," etc;)

  • 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
      • 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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