R -v- Aitken, Aitken & Doherty

R -v- Aitken, Aitken & Doherty

Enhancement and transcription in a murder case |

In this trial for murder, we were asked to enhance sections of audio from a mobile phone video which had been taken while the suspects were burning articles of clothing worn during the murder of Barry Smith. ┬áThe enhancement and transcription provided key evidence of the suspects’ involvement in the incident.┬áVincent Aitken will serve a minimum of 22 years while Nathan Doherty was sentenced to a minimum of 18 years. Emma Aitken will serve a minimum of 12 years.

The original video (left), the enhanced video (right, enhanced by Key Forensic) can be viewed below along with the enhanced audio track produced at J P French Associates.

Derbyshire Police article on the case

Sheffield Star article on the case

May 2014; Leicester Crown Court, UK
Instructed by the prosecution, provided report and transcript, enhanced audio and video with enhanced audio track and subtitles from transcript