R. Johnson: Mitchell's left palm print was found on a log sheet in the passenger side of the car.
Scott: Did any of those prints match the two witnesses who will testify about seeing Mitchell?
R. Johnson: No. The prints that were identifiable all matched Mitchell.
Sarah Smith, Mitchell's attorney: You're a certified latent print examiner?
R. Johnson: Yes. He had to take an 8 hour exam and had advanced training. He was certified in 2002.
For those who may not know, Assistant Linn County Attorney Nic Scott and Asst. Linn Co. Attorney Matt Kishinami are the prosecutors in this case.
Tyler Johnston and Sarah Smith, public defenders, are Mitchell's attorneys.
Smith: Were you given list of names to compare and exclude from suspects in this case?
R. Johnson: Yes. Scott asked him. He compared their prints to the ones found in the cab.
Smith: There was a print found on Stickley's cell phone?
R. Johnson: He couldn't get enough detail to make an identifiable match to anyone.
Smith: None of Stickley's prints were found?
R. Johnson: No, nothing identifiable.
Smith: It's then possible someone else could have been in or around the cab and not left prints?
R. Johnson: That's correct.
Smith: You don't know timing of these prints?
R. Johnson: No.
Smith: Pattern at top right corner of driver's door, do you know what it is?
R. Johnson: Not identifiable. The blood is smeared.
Smith is asking R. Johnson to look at piece of cardboard with pattern on it. It wasn't entered into evidence by prosecution.
R. Johnson: It's not from a finger ridge detail. Maybe a piece of clothing.
The defense is submitting all the partial prints found in the cab that weren't identifiable to raise the possibility that there could be another suspect besides Mitchell, since his prints were the only ones identified in or around the cab.
Scott: There was movement of the binder over the log, does that tell you anything?
R. Johnson: The binder was place over the patent print on the log. Stickley bled on log before print was made and then binder was placed on top of it.
Smith: The other small blood droplets on log could have been there before patent print?
R. Johnson: Possibly.
CRPD Lt. Charles Fields takes the stand.