NEW YORK — A ballistics expert at Bernhard H. Goetz's trial on Thursday re-created the subway shootings, saying that one of the youths on the train had been standing when he was shot.
Joseph Quirk, a retired police detective, used four Guardian Angels to play the roles of Goetz's victims. A subway car was outlined in white tape in the courtroom.
Evidence presented earlier in the trial indicated that Darrell Cabey, who was shot and paralyzed by Goetz, was seated when the bullet struck his spinal cord. But Quirk's re-creation disputed that.
During cross-examination by prosecutor Gregory Waples, however, Quirk acknowledged his testimony was not based on medical reports, examinations of the youths or checks of their clothing.