DNA Crime Analysis
DNA CRIME ANALYSIS 5
Accordingto the evidence analysis compiled from the bank, Clark is guiltybeyond a reasonable doubt. According to the witnesses at the Big CityBank, they claimed that the robber was a middle-aged and heavy-setCaucasian, a description that matched Clark perfectly. In addition, awaitress had seen a heavy-set Caucasian man wearing a baseball capdriving a blue Ford Sedan into the parking lot of the bank. The sameblue Sedan with a broken rear window was probably used as a getawaycar after the robber since one of the security cameras took a rearview of the car as it sped away from the bank crime scene just 45seconds after the disguised robber had escaped through the front dooron foot. Twelve hours later, the police found the car abandoned abouthalf a mile from the Big City Bank where the robbery had taken place.This shows that the driver of the Ford Sedan was aware that thepolice could have been tailing the car as they could have spotted itas he was escaping from the crime scene. The matching DNA evidence onthe driver’s seat and seat belts matched Clark’s DNA sequence,hence proving beyond a reasonable doubt that he was the one who wasdriving a big, blue Ford Sedan that was used during the escape(Triggs et al., 2004).
Onthe same note, one of the DNA profiles collected on the plasticKroger bags, that the robber had handled at the bank, had DNAevidence that was matching that of Milford Clark. This proves beyonda reasonable doubt that Clark was the robber. However, if he was notthe one who had committed the robbery, he knew the person who wasbehind the crime. This evidence can be further collaborated by thefact that he claimed that it was possible that he was the one who wasdriving a big blue Ford Sedan at the Big City Bank, only that hecould not remember precisely. His noncommittal attitude regardingwhether he was in charge of committing the crime shows his partialadmittance that he was involved, or knew crucial information thatcould help to capture the accomplices involved in the crime (Triggset al., 2004).
AlthoughClark denied involvement in the Big City Bank robbery, the securitycameras at the Big City Credit Union had captured him engaging inactivities that could be described as “casing” the institutionfor a possible robbery in the future. In addition, Clark was drivinga big blue Ford Sedan that was spotted on the Big City Bank on theday of the robbery. Clark’s intention at the center had proven thathe intended to “scout” the credit union for a possible theft inthe future because he left immediately, without doing anything, whenhe was approached by the staff in the organization. In case, Clarkhad visited the Credit Union with good faith and hope for doingbusiness with the business, as he claimed, he could have taken longerand negotiated with the staff concerning his requirements after theyapproached him (Triggs et al., 2004). However, he opted to leave theCredit Union since he realized that it would be a hard target to robbecause the staff and the security team of the credit union was keenon monitoring persons coming in and out of the facility closely.
Triggs,C.M., Buckleton, J.S., & Walsh, S.J. (2004). ForensicDNA Evidence Interpretation.CRCPress.