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Bisard Defense Working To Discredit Blood Evidence

Last updated on Friday, November 1, 2013

(FORT WAYNE) - The trial of suspended Indianapolis Metro Police Officer David Bisard continues Friday.

The defense will continue to discredit the prosecution's best evidence. That's the blood alcohol tests showing the suspended IMPD officer was legally intoxicated with a BAC of .19 at the time of the fatal accident in August 2010. Eric Wells died in the crash and two others were critically injured.

Court convened about 90 minutes late Thursday to accommodate the arrival of two defense expert witnesses.

On Wednesday, the first expert testifying for Bisard called the blood testing process "really sloppy work," the Marion County Crime Lab's testing equipment "antiquated" and told jurors, "I don't believe the results of the test are reliable."

The end of this trial is within sight. The defense should rest and prosecutors should finish with the testimony of any rebuttal witnesses by Friday afternoon.

Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Monday morning. As of today, it appears as if Judge John Surbeck will give each side 90 minutes for a trial that is taking two and a half weeks.

Jurors will receive their final instructions and likely begin deliberations Monday afternoon.

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