Was Liz Ratliff truly a victim of murder? David Rudolf explains the phenomenon “Confabulation”, and how it might have affected Michael’s case in “The Staircase Chapter 6: The Prosecution’s Revenge”.
Was Kathleen Peterson truly bludgeoned by the suspected blow-poke, or was the prosecution’s theory all hot air? David Rudolf explains how the alleged murder weapon fit into the case in an Inside View of “The Staircase Chapter 7: The Blow poke Returns”.
Finding the blow poke created a dilemma for the defense. It was potentially critical evidence, and we couldn’t just ignore it. David Rudolf explains how he dealt with the “missing murder weapon” in an Inside View of “The Staircase Chapter 8: The Verdict”.
We knew during the trial that Deaver was essentially making it up as he went along. It was up to us to prove this to the judge and the court. Find out more in an Inside View of “The Staircase Chapter 9: Reopening the Case”.
Was Duane Deaver an expert as he claimed, or were his “experiments” all just an act? David Rudolf explains how he questioned Deaver’s “expert” testimony in an Inside View of “The Staircase Chapter 10: The Last Chance”.