Mike Smith is now the sheriff of Knox County, Kentucky.
Please examine the two following documents, one an excerpt from the trial, the others, two chain of custody evidence logs:
(“TH” is Tom Handy, Commonwealth Attorney, and “GN” is George Nichols.)
Below is a document supporting what George Nichols tells Tom Handy: a portion of Betty Carnes’ remains were released to Trooper (now Sheriff) Mike Smith:
Is it ever acceptable to describe human remains have “no value”? Is it acceptable to put human remains in the garbage?
The hair sample, the only hair sample with a follicle that could have been tested for DNA, was also given to Trooper Smith. See the document below:
Is it safe to assume the DNA-containing follicle of hair was also “destroyed” and “put in garbage,” being designated as “no value?”
Both documents are signed by a “Tr Smith”- Trooper Smith.