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Commissioners Court
Dec 14-16, 2005

Current Trends in Forensic Science

Each year, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office in conjunction with Texas Wesleyan University Law School and is held at Harris Methodist Education Center presents Current Trends in Forensic Science.
This symposium is designed to meet the educational needs of Law Enforcement Agents, District and Defense Attorneys, Justices Of Peace, Medical Professionals, and anyone in the Medicolegal Investigation Systems. The goal of the seminar is to provide attorneys, physicians and law enforcement agencies an understanding of the operation of the Medical Examiner’s Office including formulation, investigation and interpretation of death scene, autopsy, investigation and laboratory results.  This is accomplished by using appropriate presentations and student participation.

December 14


12 PM - 1 PM


Nizam Peerwani
Hon. Commissioner Marti VanRavenswaay

1 PM - 1:30 PM

Update: New Orleans Hurrican Disaster
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mona Khanna, CBS Channel 11 Reporter
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Mental Health Issues
Sherry Julian, UTA Criminal Justice Department
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

"The Why of the Who"

Criminal Mind Analysis v. CSI
Don Jacobs, Forensic Science Department,
Weatherford College

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Emergency Room Physician

John Griswell

3:30 PM - 4 PM

Neuropathology in Forensic Science
Lesli Tull, TCME Fellow
4 PM - 4:30 PM

Autopsy: A Tool for Investigations

Nizam Peerwani

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM


(Questions and Answers)

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

December 15

Forensic Nursing

Eva Murray

9 AM - 9:30 AM

"Trauma in the E.R."
A dialogue between an:

  1. EMS
  2. Emergency Room Nurse, Gretchen Hunt
  3. Police Officer/Detective, Officer Carroll, FTWPD
  4. TCME’s Death Investigator, Darrell Thompson and John Briggs

9:30 AM - 11:15 AM

In The Morgue
Lloyd White

  • Day-to-day happenings
  • Specimen Collection
  • Evidence Exam/Collection
  • Photography/Firearms

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Unique Cases in Toxicology

Sue Howe and Joyce Ho

2 PM - 2:45 PM

Human Identification Lab

Roger Metcalf
A Sequence of Events in the I.D. Lab:
  • Radiology/Odontology Roger Metcalf
  • Fingerprint Examination Bill Bailey
  • Forensic Anthropology Dana Austin
  • Forensic DNA Joe Warren

2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Trace Exam/Prosecution
Patricia Eddings and Mitch Pow
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


(Questions and Answers)

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

December 16

Mock Trial Session
Mock Trial Session
Texas Wesleyan University of Law School
1st Floor Courtroom
Fort Worth, Texas

Mock Trial Scenario

In April of 1993, the ATF raided the religious group known as “The Last Revelation” due to substantiated reports of illegal weapons and ammunitions possession. The commune headquarters was spread over 50 acres of land in Sanger, Texas.

Following a 51-day siege, the ATF stormed the facility during which time some members fled the scene while the remaining group members set fire to their compound and perished. Eighty five lives were lost including the life of The Last Revelation leader, Judas Hancock. Investigations revealed that Judas Hancock had sustained a gunshot would to the head at some point during the siege. Judas’ 1st Lieutenant, Joseph Turncoat, was one of the members that escaped during the siege. Mr. Turncoat is now on trial for the murder of Judas Hancock.

Honorable Judge George Gallagher
Presiding Judge

Michele Hartmann, J.D.
Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney

Reagan Wynn, J.D.
Defense Attorney


Dr. Nizam Peerwani, M.D.
Forensic Pathologist
Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office

Dr. Roger Metcalf, D.D.S.
Forensic Odontologist
Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office

Dr. Angela Springfield, Ph.D.
Forensic Toxicologist
Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office

9 AM - 12:30 PM

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