The doctor accused of blowing up another doctor
gets to tell his side of the story. The defense team for Randeep Mann start their case today, trying to show all the circumstantial evidence
against him is just that.
It's simple for the defense - create reasonable doubt in the mind of the jury. The best way, perhaps the only way, is to show there's no forensic evidence linking Mann to the bombing.
Defense attorneys finally get their shot at the jury to try and show Mann isn't the vengeful doctor who planned the bombing of Trent Pierce because he was angry at the medical board.
The defense starting by reemphasizing that no evidence found at the bomb site matched anything in Mann's house.
An ATF forensic chemist also testified about black plastic sheeting and how it relates to the 98 military grenades found buried near Mann's home.
Tests showed the black plastic surrounding the grenades was not a match to plastic sheeting found inside Mann's home.
The defense says that's because the found grenades don't belong to Mann.
But on cross-examination, the government said the non-matching plastic only means Mann bought different kinds of sheeting at different times.
Trent Pierce returned to work as a physician last fall. Mann faces up to life in prison if convicted of the bombing plot. His wife, Sangeeta, also faces charges of obstructing justice and lying to the grand jury.