Yes, I recall his question and it is a good question. Urn, you know, I guess in my, I have to be honest with you guys, I have never been in a experience like this before. I've only been doing my craft, I guess on my own, for a little over two years. I haven't been involved in any really high profile cases. This is my second time coming to a grand jury, so this is all, you know, kind of new for me and I will always be learning throughout my life dealing with experiences and whatnot.
But in terms of having people come behind me to do an autopsy after I did it? When I initially first started out on this, I didn't know it could become what it is going to become. I was just working. That Sunday was my day to work. I got my caseload, things I was going to do that day. And I approach all my cases the same way every time based off of the training that I got and I just approach them the same way every time.
I don't, you know, if there is little special things I'm concerned about. I pursue those, I do that, but I usually have the same approach every time.
So knowing that someone is going to come behind me, I've never had people come behind me before. I was a little nervous about it, but I know that I approach this in a logical fashion and I wouldn't have done anything different.
So that being said, when people come behind you, the work that we do at the end of the day it is an opinion. There can be a difference of opinion, but as long as, you know, everyone, once everything is documented, you know, when someone says this is an end, this is an out. You know, this is an entrance wound, this is an exit wound. Well, this looks close range, blah, blah, blah.
Once you get all of that kind of down on the table, you get all the facts out there, then at that point people start to say well, okay, this is what I think this is.
Will somebody potentially look at my slides and say, oh, that's dirt, they can. But you have to understand is you have to, you can't look at these things in a vacuum, you know.
Each piece is important for me not physically being there, I have the body, I have the evidence, I have to have all of these things to be able to generate my opinion. I think you have to look at everything in totality. You can't just take a snapshot. You can do my job and do it in a vacuum and some come up with all kind of conclusions, but what you have to do is you have to look at everything and then you have to look at the person who was telling you, I mean, if the person is credible to you and like I say, I'm not here promoting one thing or another, I'm just speaking to the things that I observed. And for lack of a better term, regurgitating them back out with my level of medical training to try to make sense of everything.
People can come in and say whatever they want to say for whatever their agenda is and I think people need to be aware of that.