AFFIDAVIT OF THOMAS C. MILLER
STATE OF COLORADO)
COUNTY OF DENVER
THOMAS C. MILLER, being duly sworn, deposes and states:
I am a forensic document examiner, commonly referred to as a questioned document examiner or handwriting expert.
I am a Colorado Court-certified examiner with eleven years experience examining questioned documents.
I have been admitted by the Colorado courts as an expert witness in connection with questioned documents and handwriting analysis. I have given testimony in courts of law as a handwriting expert, and I have been qualified to testify.
I have offices located in Denver, Colorado, and I am admitted to practice law before the courts in Colorado as an attorney at law.
I have made a careful comparison and examination of the "ransom" note and the exemplars of Patsy Ramsey and I have reached the opinion that the handwritings are probably the same.
Based upon the exemplars available, the handwriting of the "ransom" note and that of Patsy Ramsey have numerous and significant areas of comparison.
Among the most telling areas of comparison are the shape, size, slant, continuity, arrangement and baseline of the "ransom" note and Patsy Ramsey's exemplars.
Attached to this affidavit is a complete report of my findings and conclusions.
This affidavit and the handwriting report attached hereto represent an analysis based upon exemplars believed to be in the hand of Patsy Ramsey. In the absence of original documents, speed and pressure in the handwriting cannot be adequately analyzed. It should be noted that the taking of verified exemplars from Patsy Ramsey was not available to the affiant. It is highly recommended that additional exemplars be provided or located and that access to the original "ransom" note be provided in order to more firmly establish the conclusions of this affidavit and report.
However, given the many categories and significant and numerous areas of comparison between the "ransom" note and Patsy Ramsey's handwriting, it is my opinion that Patsy Ramsey wrote the "ransom" note.
DATED: November 12, 1997.
(Signature of Thomas Miller)
THOMAS C. MILLER
Sworn to and subscribed before me on November 12, 1997, in Denver, Colorado.
(Signature of Notary)
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