The Rats Nest- or Arm of the Octopus?

 

Did KSP Trooper Mike Smith destroy human remains and DNA evidence in the Betty Carnes case?

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.