Entomologist Expert Witness Testifies in Mass-murder Trial

Entomologist expert witness Lynn Kimsey identified evidence on a car radiator and air filter in the mass-murder trial of Vincent Brothers. Kimsey was asked by two FBI agents and a Bakersfield police detective to identify insect specimens and their origin as evidence in the multiple-murder case. In July 2003, Brothers allegedly flew from Bakersfield to Ohio and drove a rental car back to Bakersfield in order to kill his estranged wife, their three children and his mother-in-law.

The California Aggie reports that Brothers’ defense team called four expert witnesses of their own, three from Purdue University and one from Illinois, to counter Kimsey. They claimed that insects are easily distributed, attempting to cast doubt on the prosecution’s theory that Brothers drove to California.