1835: Henry Goddard was the first to successfully identify a murderer using a bullet removed from a victim’s body
1889: Grooves from a bullet were removed from a corpse and were successfully matched to a suspect’s weapon.
1898: Paul Jeserich took microphotographs of fatal and test bullets and testified that the defendant’s revolver fired the fatal bullet
Calvin Goddard Considered a champion for firearms identification and completing and mastering the bullet-comparison microscope.
- Others that helped Goddard with firearms identifications: Charles Waite, John Fisher, and Phillip Gravelle
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