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Chair in south bedroom
Chair in south bedroom

CID Findings

ca. April 6, 1970:  USACIL Preliminary Lab Report

USACIL Preliminary Lab Report, page 15  Page 15
USACIL Preliminary Lab Report, page 15

Paragraph 38:  Examination of the wax like substance of Exhibits D123, G131, and G201 found same to be different in chemical composition to the wax from candles in the MacDonald home.

ca. April 20, 1971:  USACIL Report P-FA-D-C-FP-82-70-R24

USACIL Report P-FA-D-C-FP-82-70-R24, page 2  Page 2
USACIL Report P-FA-D-C-FP-82-70-R24, page 2

Paragraph 5:  Comparative examination of the wax samples in Exhibits G131 and G201 with the candles in Exhibit G (11-17) showed same to be dissimilar.

March 29, 1972:  USACIL Consolidated Report

USACIL Consolidated Report, page 22  Page 22
USACIL Consolidated Report, page 22

Paragraph 58:  Comparison of wax removed from Exhibits D123, G131 and G201 with the candle wax from Exhibits G(1-10) showed same to be different in chemical composition.

Paragraph 59:  It is the opinion of the examiner that the wax present in Exhibits D123, G131 and G201 did not originate from the candles G(1-10).

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For more information about candles and/or wax, see Exhibits G(1-10).


July 13, 1970: Dillard Browning (CID) at the Article 32 hearing    

August 16, 1970: Jeffrey MacDonald at the Article 32 hearing    

September 11, 1970: Closing arguments at the Article 32 hearing

October 13, 1970: Article 32 Investigating Officer Colonel Warren Rock's Report

June 26, 1973: Excerpt from U.S. Attorney McNamara's memo to the DOJ    

October 23, 1974: Dillard Browning (CID) at the Grand Jury    

July 24 and 25, 1979: William Ivory (CID) at trial

August 6, 1979: Dillard Browning (CID) at trial    

February 19, 2009: Excerpt from defense's corrected motion for appeal