Schons said that after 13 years, such testing wouldn’t prove that the specimens hadn’t degraded over time or that the metabolites were there in the first place. Nor, he said, would it prove that Rossum didn’t kill de Villers with one or both of the other two drugs found in his body, oxycodone or clonazepam.
“Pick your poison,” he said.
Meanwhile, the de Villers family waits and watches. “As for Kristin and her appeal, I trust state and/or federal attorneys will work hard to ensure her conviction and sentence are upheld,” Bertrand de Villers emailed.
Missakian said she had no comment on the Robertson conspiracy charge.